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Electrostatics: Unequal Charge density on parallel plates

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1. Consider two infinite parallel plane conducting plates, of finite thickness, with separation d. Suppose a charge density of sigma; is placed on one plate, while the other plate has -2sigma.
A) Determine the resulting charge densities on each of the 4 surfaces
B) Determine the electric field between and outside the plates

Use superposition of Gaussian surfaces.


Solution Summary

The unequal and opposite charges are given to the plates parallel to each other, the field is calculated everywhere.