(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A point charge q is a distance d from a dielectric half-space (z < 0). We will

solve for the potential outside of the dielectric, in the region z > 0.

(a) Away from the point charge, what equation does V satisfy? Find the bound-

ary conditions at the dielectric surface.

(b) Find an image charge in the dielectric slab that allows you to satisfy the

boundary conditions. What is the potential V outside the dielectric?

(Hint: as epsilon-naught approaches infinity, you should recover the result for a charge next to an infinite

conducting half-space.)

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\sigma[/tex]= P dot n = Pz= epsilon-naught*Chi*E

F = 1/(4*pi*ep-naught)*q*qb/(2d)^2=-1/4*pi*ep-naught*(Chi/(Chi+2))*q^2/(4*d^2))

3. The attempt at a solution

I know how to get the potential in the dielectric (Z<0) but I cannot get the potential above Z.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Dielectric image charges

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