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Due: 1392/8/25

Engineering Electromagnetics

Homework 6

1-The space between two parallel conducting plates is parti ally ﬁlled with an electret material with permanent polarization P = P 0 zˆ as shown in the following ﬁgure. The conductors are connecte d to a battery with potential V 0 . Find the electric ﬁeld everywhere between the conducting p lates. What is the force of attraction (per unit area) on the top plate?

ǫ
0
V
0
P

d

a

2-( ) A conducting sphere of radius a consists of two separate hemispheres in contact with each ot her. Find the force with which one hemisphere is repelled from the othe r if the sphere is given a charge q .

3-A conducting sphere of radius a and mass density ρ ﬂoats in a nonconducting liquid with mass density ρ ( ρ > 2ρ ) and relative dielectric constant ǫ r . How much charge should be given to the conducting sphere in order to make it half submerged in the liquid?

4-A capacitor consists of three concentric thin cylindrical shells with radii a , 2a , and 3a . The inner and outer shells are connected by a wire and are grounded. The middle sh ell is at potential V 0 . Find the charges per unit length on all three cylinders. Find the capacitance per unit length of the system.

5-Consider a coaxial capacitor with inner radius a and outer radius b . If the outer radius is ﬁxed, what radius should be chosen for the inner cylindrical conductor in orde r to be able to store the greatest amount of energy (per unit length) subject to the constraint that the maximum electric ﬁeld inside the capacitor may not exceed E b (breakdown ﬁeld). After ﬁnding a , determine the maximum energy that can be stored in this capacitor and also its capacitance (per unit length).

6-Rectangular plates of a capacitor have separation of a at one edge and b at the other. The length of plates is l and their width is d . Neglecting the edge eﬀects, ﬁnd the capacitance. Find the f orce exerted upon the top plate.

V 0

l
α
a
depth= d

b

7-A positive charge q is ﬁxed at distance d above a horizontal conducting plane. An equal negative char ge q is to be located somewhere along the same vertical line that p asses through q . Where should we place q so that the total force on it will be zero? Find the surface charge den sity on the plane in this case.

q
q
d
h

8-( ) Point charge q is located at z = d on the z-axis above a conducting spherical boss on a ground pl ane as shown in Fig. 1. The radius of the hemisphere is a . Find the force exerted upon the point charge and calculate the total charge on the hemisphere.

Due: 1392/8/25

Engineering Electromagnetics

Homework 6

9-( ) Two point charges ± q are placed symmetrically inside a conducting spherical she ll at distance c from its center. The inner and outer radii of the shell are a and b. The conducting sphere carries a net charge Q . What is the force exerted upon the charge q ? If we place another charge q at distance d ( d > b) outside the shell, what will be the force exerted upon q ?

z
q
d
a
V = 0

Figure 1: Problem 8

b
a
− q
q
c
c
Q
Figure 2: Problem 9

10-(a) A positive point charge q is located outside an isolated conducting sphere with radiu s a . The sphere carries a net charge q . What is the smallest distance of the point charge from the ce nter of sphere for which the surface charge density on the sphere is positive everywhere ? (b) In part (a) what should be the distance of the point charge from the center of sphere so that it is at equilibrium?

11-Point charge q is located at z = b on the z-axis inside a conducting hemispherical cavity which is grounded. For what value of b/a the point charge is at equilibrium?

z
q
b
a

( ) Starred problems are not mandatory and will not be marked.