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Difference between electric field intensity of plane and conducting sheet

  1. Jun 29, 2011 #1
    what is the difference between the electric field intensity of
    1)infinite plane charged sheet whose formula is
    E=[itex]\sigma[/itex]/2[itex]\epsilon[/itex]o
    and 2)infinite conducting charged sheet whose formula is
    E = [itex]\sigma[/itex]/[itex]\epsilon[/itex]o
     
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  3. Jun 29, 2011 #2

    ZapperZ

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    Look at the top and bottom figure here:

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/gausur.html#c3

    One is a sheet of charge where the E field is on top and bottom. The other is where the E field is only on one side.

    Zz.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2011 #3
    How can we derive the formula for
    '2)infinite conducting charged sheet whose formula is
    E = σ/ϵo'
    i am not cleared about the second point.
    what will be the pattern of charge distribution on the conductor
    and how it can be derived through direct integration?
     
  5. Jun 30, 2011 #4

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    Are you not familiar with Gauss's law?

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  6. Jun 30, 2011 #5
    I am learning gauss law and is not perfect in it
     
  7. Jun 30, 2011 #6
    Thank you very much for your valuable reply. I have got my answer after some trial and error. thank you very much.:smile:
     
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