# Difference between electric field intensity of plane and conducting sheet

1. Jun 29, 2011

### Sumedh

what is the difference between the electric field intensity of
1)infinite plane charged sheet whose formula is
E=$\sigma$/2$\epsilon$o
and 2)infinite conducting charged sheet whose formula is
E = $\sigma$/$\epsilon$o

Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
2. Jun 29, 2011

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
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.

3. Jun 30, 2011

### Sumedh

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?

4. Jun 30, 2011

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Are you not familiar with Gauss's law?

Zz.

5. Jun 30, 2011

### Sumedh

I am learning gauss law and is not perfect in it

6. Jun 30, 2011

### Sumedh

Thank you very much for your valuable reply. I have got my answer after some trial and error. thank you very much.