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Homework Help: Linear dielectric material. susceptibility

  1. Nov 5, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I have a linear dielectric material. The electric field in the material is 38% less than a vacuum field with the same external sources. I need to find the susceptibility of the material?


    2. Relevant equations

    P=[tex]
    \chi(vacuum)
    [/tex] E

    P=
    [tex]
    \chi(material)
    [/tex] .62E


    3. The attempt at a solution

    i did the ratio of the 2 and i found
    [tex]
    \chi(material)
    [/tex]= 1.61

    is this correct?
     
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