Define permittivity of free space.

Asked by Akshay Hemke | 13th Jul, 2014, 12:30: PM

Expert Answer:

The ability of a material to permit or transmit electric field actually relates to permittivity . Permittivity of free space is a constant of proportionality and it specifies the strength of electric force between electric charges in vacuum. It is represented by symbol εo .

The value of permittivity of free space εo =8.854 × 10 -12 C 2 / (N m 2).

Answered by Jyothi Nair | 14th Jul, 2014, 02:23: PM