# Electric Field of a Conducting Slab

## Homework Statement

A charge Q is placed at height b abouve a plane horizontal conducting slab.

Write down the electric field, E(r), at a general point r above the slab (taking the point r=0 to be the point on the slab directly beneath the charge), and show that it satisfies the appropriate boundary conditions.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Ok, I know that the electric field above a plane is sigma*r/2*epsilon_zero*r, but since this slab has a thickness where there will be no electric field, does this make a difference? Can I still use Gauss' Theorem? And what does it mean by "appropriate boundary conditions"? Just that it's continuous at the surface of the slab and zero at infinity?

Thanks

Hootenanny
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