Hello, a dubt arose while doing some exercise. If I have a charge q at a distance d from the above-mentioned plane, i can find the solution to the laplace equations (thanks to the uniqueness theorems) finding a collection of image charges that satisfies the boundary conditions. These conditions are V=0 (or V=constant?) on the plane and V=0 at infinity. I find that the image charge is -q at distance d on the other side. If I have a dipole the solution is a reversed, "specular" dipole on the other side at the same distance again (thanks to the superposition principle, right? I treat each single charge of the dipole like in the first example mentioned). Now I found an exercise in which there was a conducting semispace and the dipole orthogonal to the its surface at distance d. I saw in the solution that I don't apply the potential 0 at the surface but the parallel component of E must sum to zero. So the image dipole has the same orientation of the real one. Why this? I know the "parallel component of E" condition has to be applyed when studying the electic field in the boundary of two dielectics (and a conductor is a dielectric with infinite permittivity) so it makes sense. But why the potential condition doesn't hold here? Is it in fact because this is a region of space conductor and not a surface? Why again? Can you explain please? Thank you and sorry for the length.