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Homework Help: Appropriate boundary conditions ?

  1. Sep 16, 2006 #1
    "Appropriate boundary conditions"...?

    I am stumped by a question in my Electromagnetism asignment that asks, after determining the potential (V) and electric field (E) of a hollow conductive sphere containing a point charge system, to "show that E and V satisfy the appropriate boundary conditions at the surfaces of the sphere." What does it mean by "boundary conditions"? What is the question asking me to prove/show?
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  3. Sep 17, 2006 #2


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    I believe they are referring to the perpendicular and parallel components of the electric field E at the conducting surface. E and B have particular properties at the surface of a conductor. Quiz question -- what are those properties?
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