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Infinite sheets of charge

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Homework Statement


Two infinite sheets with surface charge density σ1 and σ2, respectively, are oriented perpendicular to the x-axis. An infinite, conducting slab of thickness a is placed between the charged sheets as shown in the figure. The conducting plate has a net charge per unit area of σC.

σ1=8.85[tex]\mu[/tex]C/m^2
σ2=1.5[tex]\mu[/tex]C/m^2
σC=-3[tex]\mu[/tex]C/m^2
a=2cm

Homework Equations


E=[tex]\sigma[/tex]/2[tex]\epsilon[/tex]0


The Attempt at a Solution



I figured since the magnitude of the electric field is not determined by displacement, I could just use the above equation. The only problem it that the conducting slab has different surface charge density on each side and I'm not sure how to start this. I have an exam tomorrow so any help is greatly appreciated!

I also attached a picture of the problem.

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

 

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