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Show that the dielectric constant of a conductor can be taken to be infinitely great.

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1 of 2From equation (29-23) we have:

$E = \frac{1}{\kappa_{\text{e}}} E_{0}$

If we want the total electric field $E$ inside the material to be zero we can shut the outside field $E_{0}$ off (what is not an option), or we have to rise the dielectric constant $\kappa_{\text{e}}$ to infinity so that the fraction $\frac{1}{\kappa_{\text{e}}} \rightarrow 0$ goes to zero.

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