Electromagnetism

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by smarch, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. smarch

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    I am having a bit of trouble with these two problems, I am new to electromagnetism, would anyone be ab le to shed some light on them?

    thanks.

    Given that air becomes ionised at an electric field strength of 3x10^6 Vm^-1 , find the greatest charge per metre that can be placed on a straight wire of 1cm diameter in air.

    and

    Two dielectric materials of relative permittivity 3 and 7 respectively are placed in contact with another and subjected to an electric field at right angles to the boundary between them. If the electric field strength in the dielectric of relative permittivity 3 is 300Vm^-1, what is the electric field strength in the other dielectric?
     
  2. Ghar

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