How does the coulomb force between two point charges depend upon the dielectric constant of the intervening medium?

Asked by hikoka | 25th May, 2011, 02:46: AM

Expert Answer:

It is because when a dielectric is placed between the charges , the dielectric gets polarized and the net electric field between the two charges decreases, hence force = charge x electric field also decreases.

Answered by  | 25th May, 2011, 01:43: AM

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