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    Why can we assume dielectric induced dipoles are pure dipoles?

    Homework Statement Griffiths was trying to prove that when calculating the electric field inside a dielectric, we may assume the dipoles induced in it are "pure" dipoles, although they are in fact "physical" dipoles, as long as we view the field as a macroscopic field, one that is averaged over...
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    Dielectric Sphere Polarized

    Homework Statement A dielectric sphere radius R is injected with free charge so that the resultant polarization can be described by ## \vec P = \frac{K}{r} \hat r_1## where ##\hat r_1## is the unit radial vector. a) Calculate the volume and the surface density of bound charge b) Calculate the...