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Homework Help: Electrostatics problem

  1. Mar 20, 2005 #1
    here is a problem:

    if a dipole with charges +/- q is brought near a neutral metallic sheet then what is the electric field near the sheet?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 21, 2005 #2
    Use the principle of images, it works for dipole as well as charges.

    The electric field will have no tangential components on the sheet,
    the normal components will be thos of the dipole + image charges.
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