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Thin conducting plate boundary conditions 
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Sep1409, 12:59 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A thin conductor plate is in free space. Its conductivity is finite and thickness is approaching zero. Relate the tangential electric field in either side of the conductor. Repeat for tangential magnetic field. How are electric and magnetic fields related. 2. Relevant equations Standard boundary conditions [tex]\textbf{n}[/tex]*([tex]\textbf{h2}[/tex][tex]\textbf{h1}[/tex])=[tex]\rho[/tex] [tex]\textbf{n}[/tex]*([tex]\textbf{e2}[/tex][tex]\textbf{e1}[/tex])=0 3. The attempt at a solution Tried to apply the boundary conditions on each of the boundries. However, could not relate the field from both the sides. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution 


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Sep1609, 04:02 PM

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In any case, [itex]\textbf{n}\cdot\left(\textbf{H}_2\textbf{H}_1\right)\neq\rho[/itex] (I assume [itex]\rho[/itex] is supposed to represent the free surface charge density?) and [itex]\textbf{n}\cdot\left(\textbf{E}_2\textbf{E}_1\right)\neq 0[/itex] in general. 


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