A Thick Spherical Shell Inner Radius A Outer Radius B

A thick spherical shell (inner radius a, outer radius b) is made of dielectric material with a “frozen-in” polarization P(r) = k/r r. where k is a constant and r is the distance from the center (Fig. 4.18). (There is no free charge in the problem.) Find the electric field in all three regions by two different methods:

(a) Locate all the bound charge, and use Gauss’s law (Eq. 2.13) to calculate the field it produces.

(b) Use Eq. 4.23 to find D, and then get E from Eq. 4,21. [Notice that the second method is much faster, and avoids any explicit reference to the bound charges.]

A thick spherical shell (inner radius a, outer radius b)

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