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August 18, 2010 University Physics, Chapter 24 53 Microscopic Perspective on Dielectrics (1) ! Let’s consider what happens at the atomic and molecular level when a dielectric is placed in an electric field ! There are two types of dielectric materials Polar dielectric Non-polar dielectric
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Unformatted text preview: ! Polar dielectric material is composed of molecules that have a permanent electric dipole moment due to their molecular structure • e.g., water molecules ! Normally the directions of the electric dipoles are randomly distributed: Thursday, September 23, 2010...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHYS 241 taught by Professor Wei during the Fall '08 term at Purdue.

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