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Diagonal Dielectric

  1. Feb 22, 2010 #1
    Hi guys,

    If you have a parallel plate capacitor and then u insert two insulaters in such a way that it is diagonal( as shown in the attachment) how would we find the potential difference and field inside the capacitor?

    Attempt: I was thinking that the area would be the area of two triangles, so i treat them as two seperate capacitors ( in series?) and maybe use the equation c=Eo*a/d to solve it. however as the distance changes becuase it is diagonal how would we solve it? Do i need to express it as a function of distance in order to solve it?

    Thanks a lot for any help!!

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