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Continuity Conditions for the tangential components of a static electric field E

  1. Aug 21, 2011 #1
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    Consider a boundary between two dielectric media with dielectric constants [itex]\epsilon[/itex]1 and [itex]\epsilon[/itex]2 respectively. The boundary carries a surface charge density [itex]\sigma[/itex]. Use appropriate integral forms of Maxwell equations and an illustrative sketch to derive continuity conditions for the tangential components of a static electric field E


    I think I know what to do, but, when it says the tangential components of a static electric field, it confuses me. The only thing I can find anything on relating to the electric field is that the E field is continuous when you consider the components of the field parallel to the boundary.

    Am I just being stupid?
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  3. Aug 22, 2011 #2

    kuruman

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    Which is one of the boundary conditions that you are asked to derive starting from Maxwell's equations (in integral form). Do you know how to do it?
     
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