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Homework Help: Electric Field of a Not So Parallel Plate Capacitor

  1. May 12, 2014 #1
    Does any one have any idea how I could begin to examine the field of two conducting plates which are side by side instead of parallel ?
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  3. May 12, 2014 #2


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    Draw a sketch (and share it)?
  4. May 12, 2014 #3


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    This does not have an exact analytic solution unless the plates are infinite coplanar strips so that the problem devolves to 2 dimensions. Search the forum for threads on approximate formulas (I remember seeing one such thread), or you can use any one of the standard EM modeling packages to model your geometry.
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