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Polarization when associated with electric fields?

  1. Mar 17, 2007 #1
    Can any 1 please help me out with this...i'm not able to understand the term polarization when associated with electric fields??
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  3. Mar 17, 2007 #2

    Meir Achuz

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    Acting on a dielectric, an electric field polarizes the molecules by stretching the positive charges and negaive charges in opposite directions.
    This gives each molecule an electric dipole moment.
    A polarization vector P is introduced that is equal to the dipole moment per unit volume.
  4. Mar 17, 2007 #3
    heythanx a lot..
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