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4: Electric Field Boundary Value Problems

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    The electric field distribution due to external sources is disturbed by the addition of a conducting or dielectric body because the resulting induced charges also contribute to the field. The complete solution must now also satisfy boundary conditions imposed by the materials.

    Thumbnail: Electric field lines due to a point charge in the vicinity of PEC regions (shaded) of various shapes. (CC BY SA 4.0; K. Kikkeri).


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