A tutorial sheet of problems with dielectrics separating the charges is given below
- Two point charges, +2.0 nC and +2.0 nC are placed 5.0 cm apart in a vacuum. Draw the electric field around the charges and determine the electric force between the charges.
- The point charges in question 1 are now placed in a material of relative permittivity 4. Draw the electric field lines. Give a reason why the electric force between the charges increases/decreases/stays the same.
- A point charge -4.0 nC is at a height of 6.0 cm above a deep, still, freshwater lake. If the dielectric constant of water is 81 determine the electric force on the charge.
- Two point charges +6.0 μC and -6.0 μC are placed 12.0 cm apart in a vacuum. An infinite rectangular slab of dielectric material of thickness 6.0 cm and relative permittivity 4 is placed with its surface 3.0 cm from each charge perpendicular to the line joining the charges. Determine the force acting on each charge. Draw the electric field lines.