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Conducting Sphere in a nonconducting fluid

  1. Sep 26, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I had a question there is a conducting sphere submerged in a nonconducting fluid with a dielectric constant do I treat the fluid as if it is a uniform field? Or do I go ahead and use Legendre polynomials? I asked to find E,D and the polarization.


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    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Sep 26, 2009 #2

    gabbagabbahey

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    Assuming your dielectric fluid is linear and fills all of space, the fields (E and D) in the fluid will take on the symmetries of the electric field due to the conductor.
     
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