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Homework Help: Fascinating question about induced image charges

  1. Nov 6, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two solid conductors are attached together orthogonally and there's an infinite plane with charge density σ at π/4 Rad with the conductors. Calculate the field dist. In the region with the plane

    [PLAIN]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11897904/image_2.png [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations
    E(infinite plane)= σ/(2ε0)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Using the method of induced image charges we can say that 2 planes with -σ are induced and one plane of σ is induced. Does this mean that the E field is 0?!
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
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