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Electric field strength before reaching the state of electrostatic equilibrium

  1. Nov 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In such a picture,
    http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af335/hectoryx/electrostaticequilibrium_1.jpg
    Induced charges will emergence on the left and right side of non-perfect conductor B, because the effect of the electric field of conductor A.
    As is known to all, when non-perfect conductor B is placed into the electric field of conductor A, it needs a time to reach the state of electrostatic equilibrium. We call it relaxation time.
    My question is what the electric field strength near the right side of B is, and what its changing trend is, before B reaches the state of electrostatic equilibrium.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    In my opinion, the electric field strength near the right side of B will increase gradually. When it reaches the state of electrostatic equilibrium, the electric field strength reaches its maximum value. Am I right?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards.

    Hector
     
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