Why does the electric field inside a dielectric decrease when it is placed in an external electric field?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 23rd Apr, 2015, 11:23: AM

Expert Answer:

A dielectric material gets polarized when it placed in an electric field.  The field produce due to the polarization of material minimize the effect of external field. Hence, the electric field inside a dielectric decreases when it is placed in an external electric field.

Answered by  | 23rd Apr, 2015, 01:23: PM

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