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Sumedh
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Jun29-11, 08:07 AM
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what is the difference between the electric field intensity of
1)infinite plane charged sheet whose formula is
E=[itex]\sigma[/itex]/2[itex]\epsilon[/itex]o
and 2)infinite conducting charged sheet whose formula is
E = [itex]\sigma[/itex]/[itex]\epsilon[/itex]o
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what is the difference between the electric field intensity of
1)infinite plane charged sheet whose formula is
E=[itex]\sigma[/itex]/2[itex]\epsilon[/itex]o
and 2)infinite conducting charged sheet whose formula is
E = [itex]\sigma[/itex]/[itex]\epsilon[/itex]o
Look at the top and bottom figure here:

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu...gausur.html#c3

One is a sheet of charge where the E field is on top and bottom. The other is where the E field is only on one side.

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Sumedh
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Jun30-11, 03:26 AM
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How can we derive the formula for
'2)infinite conducting charged sheet whose formula is
E = σ/ϵo'
i am not cleared about the second point.
what will be the pattern of charge distribution on the conductor
and how it can be derived through direct integration?

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Difference between electric field intensity of plane and conducting sheet

Are you not familiar with Gauss's law?

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Sumedh
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Jun30-11, 07:50 AM
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I am learning gauss law and is not perfect in it
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Jun30-11, 08:32 PM
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Thank you very much for your valuable reply. I have got my answer after some trial and error. thank you very much.


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