I was surfing some old exam questions and I found a nasty one... They asked to prove the existence of fringe effects of the electric field at the edges of a plate capacitor, using Maxwell's laws. In class we always assumed the ideal capacitor without fringe effects so I'm having some kind of mental block. I have no clue what surface or integration path to choose. The only idea I have is that from a distance the capacitor should look like an electric dipole and show the same field lines as the electric dipole, and thus there should be fringe effects. But that's not really USING Maxwell's laws is it? :/ Any chance someone can put me on the right path/surface? Thanks.