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two infinite conducting plates 1 and 2(both grounded or connected by a wire so that their potential is same) are separated by a distance l.

A point charge q is located between the plates at a distance x from plate 1.

find the charges induced on each plate.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

the book says that if the charge q is imagined to be uniformly spread over the plane passing through that charge and parallel to the plates , the charges induced on plates remains unchanged, only their distribution changes.

i can solve the problem if i assume it.i will assume a certain charge distribution and field can be easily found out and using that i can find change in potential change in going from either plates to the middle plate.and that should be equal.

but can anyone tell me from where that assumption came from.

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# Homework Help: Induced charge distribution

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