Electric field inside a dielectric

Why does the electric field inside a dielectric decrease when it is placed in an external electric field? (Thushara asked) Answer: The net electric field inside a dielectric decreases due to polarization. The external electric field polarizes the dielectric and an electric field is produced due to this polarization. This internal electric field will be … Continue reading Electric field inside a dielectric

What is meant by charge on a capacitor?

Mohit asked this question: "What is meant by charge on a capacitor?" Answer: As we know, a simple capacitor (say a parallel plate capacitor) consists of two plates parallel to each other. When charged, charge on either plate of the capacitor is called charge on the capacitor. The following links will help you explore further … Continue reading What is meant by charge on a capacitor?