# Category Archive: Electrostatics

Sep 02

## 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

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Jul 02

## 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

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