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Homework Help: Fields of Rotating Dielectric Sphere in Dielelectric Medium

  1. Nov 24, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A dielectric sphere with the electric and magnetic susceptibilities ε1 and µ1 is rotating with angular frequency ω in a constant electric field E~ in a medium, characterized by the parameters ε2 and µ2. The angle between the rotation axis and the direction of E~ is α. Find the electric and magnetic fields inside the sphere and in the medium

    2. Relevant equations
    Minkowski Relations: D = ε1*E +(ε1μ1 -1)*(ωxr)xH; B =µ1H -(ε1µ1 -1)*(ωxr)xE
    Maxwell Equations
    Electric field of at rest sphere in vaccum with applied E field: 3/(ε1 +2) *Ecosα

    3. The attempt at a solution
    If this was in vacuum I could straightforwardly apply the Minkowski relations as in, say Jackson Problem 6.8, But I don't know how to account for the dielectric medium itself.
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  3. Nov 29, 2016 #2
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