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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi, just to check which equation for Jd (the displacement current density) is correct:

1) Jd = ε0εr(dE/dt), or

2) Jd = ε0(εr-1)(dE/dt)

1) came from the fact that Jd = ε(dE/dt) and ε=ε0εr

2) came from differentiating P = ε0(εr-1)E (since Jd=dP/dt).

It's only a minor thing but in a question I'm doing, it gives a different answer to 1 s.f. so you can't really just say that εr = εr-1.

Thanks.

1) Jd = ε0εr(dE/dt), or

2) Jd = ε0(εr-1)(dE/dt)

1) came from the fact that Jd = ε(dE/dt) and ε=ε0εr

2) came from differentiating P = ε0(εr-1)E (since Jd=dP/dt).

It's only a minor thing but in a question I'm doing, it gives a different answer to 1 s.f. so you can't really just say that εr = εr-1.

Thanks.