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## Homework Statement

I have an elementary doubt with the calculation of the capacitance of a capacitor of parallel plates that has a dielectric in the middle.

https://ibb.co/b0W4BQ

## Homework Equations

∫D⋅ds=Q

D=E+γP

C=Q/V

## The Attempt at a Solution

Suppose the top plate has a positive charge and the bottom plate has a negative charge.

To calculate vector displacement in the upper plate, we occupy the gauss law, use a Gaussian box. On the outside of the top plate the polarization P is 0 and there is an electric field E. At the bottom of the plate there is an electric field E and a polarization P due to the dielectric.

If we consider only the top plate:

∫D⋅ds=[D][/out]A+[D][/down]A=Q

[D][/out]=E

[D][/down]=E+γP

If we consider the complete system

**(**both plates

**)**

∫D⋅ds=2*[D][/out]A+2*[D][/down]A=Q

[D][/out]=E

[D][/down]=E+γP

The field inside is 2 E.

What is the error, I do not understand. D is zero outside from capacitor?

Thank you

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