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What is fringing of electric and magnetic fields? What is the physics behind it?

  1. Oct 13, 2012 #1
    I want to know what exactly is magnetic and electric field fringing and what is the cause of it?
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2012 #2
    you have a fringing field around the edge of a parallel plate capacitor
    because the plates are not infinite. If the plates were infinite the E field lines would go straight across to the other plate.
    from far away it kind of looks like an electric dipole.
     
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