Accession Number : AD0629919

Title :   INTERACTION ENERGY OF A DIELECTRIC IN AN ELECTROSTATIC FIELD,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gilinsky,Victor ; Holliday,Dennis

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A straightforward computation of the interaction field energy of a dielectric in a uniform external electrostatic field appears to yield a result different from that given by a general theorem. It is shown here that the discrepancy can be resolved by considering the uniform field of infinite extent to be the limit of a field of finite extent. A recent paper by M. S. Plesset and G. Venezian is discussed (Am. J. Phys. 32:860, (1964)).

Descriptors :   (*DIELECTRICS, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS), THEORY, SPHERES, CAPACITORS, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE