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Dielectric permittivity of 1 and polarization

  1. Dec 6, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    in a homework problem we have a spherical dielectric shell with permittivity of 1 [like a vacuum. inside are charges that are released and we have to say what the charge distribution will look like later. if the dielectric can be polarized, i know what the charges will do. but i think the permittivity of 1 means there is no polarization, and therefore the charges will distribute themselves throughout the space as far from each other as possible. is this correct?


    2. Relevant equations
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    3. The attempt at a solution
    no analytical solution required
     
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