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Force on a point charge due to a dielectric

  1. Oct 30, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Given an infinitely long hollow dielectric cylinder of finite thickness and a single point charge find (a) the force on the point charge and (b) the potential energy of the configuration.

    2. Relevant equations

    P = Epsilon * Chi * E

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am really at a lost as to what to do, and haven't made any progress. If someone could just point me in the right direction, that would be appreciated.
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