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What is the name of the quantity P ?

  1. May 7, 2010 #1
    What is the name of the quantity "P"?

    I tried to learn Electric Displacement "D". I think I have fairly understood it. But there's one thing that is nagging me. The quantity "P".

    On the link - http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/E/electric_displacement.html" [Broken] - I read the equation : D = ε0E + P. In this what does "P" stand for?

    Please help.

    Regards,

    -sgsawant
     
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  3. May 7, 2010 #2

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    Re: What is the name of the quantity "P"?

    It's usually called the Polarization or the Polarization vector.
     
  4. May 7, 2010 #3
    Re: What is the name of the quantity "P"?

    Thanks!
     
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