How to Calculate and Solve for Polarization of Dielectric Medium | Electrical Properties

The image of polarization of dielectric medium is shown below.

To compute for polarization of dielectric medium, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Permittivity of Vacuum (εo), Dielectric Constant (εr) and Electric Field Intensity (E).

The formula for calculating polarization of dielectric medium:

P = εor – 1)E


P = Polarization of a Dielectric Medium
εo = Permittivity of Vacuum
εr = Dielectric Constant
E = Electric Field Intensity

Let’s solve an example;
Find the polarization of dielectric medium when the permittivity of vacuum is 12, the dielectric constant is 6 and the electric field intensity is 4.

This implies that;

εo = Permittivity of Vacuum = 12
εr = Dielectric Constant = 6
E = Electric Field Intensity = 4

P = εor – 1)E
P = (12)(6 – 1)(4)
P = (12)(5)(4)
P = 240

Therefore, the polarization of dielectric medium is 240 C/m².

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the Calculator Map, then click on Materials and Metallurgical under Engineering.

Now, Click on Electrical Properities under Materials and Metallurgical

Now, Click on Polarization of Dielectric Medium under Electrical Properities

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the polarization of dielectric medium according to the respective parameter which is the Permittivity of Vacuum (εo), Dielectric Constant (εr) and Electric Field Intensity (E).

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the Permittivity of Vacuum o) is 12 , Dielectric Constant (εris 6 and Electric Field Intensity (E) is 4.

Finally, Click on Calculate

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