# How to Calculate and Solve for Total Polarization | Electrical Properties

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To compute for total polarization, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Electronic Polarization (Pe), Ionic Polarization (Pi) and Orientation Polarization (Po).

The formula for calculating total polarization:

P = Pe + Pi + Po

Where:

P = Total Polarization
Pe = Electronic Polarization
Pi = Ionic Polarization
Po = Orientation Polarization

Let’s solve an example;
Find the total polarization when the electronic polarization is 24, the ionic polarization is 4 and the orientation polarization is 2.

This implies that;

Pe = Electronic Polarization = 24
Pi = Ionic Polarization = 4
Po = Orientation Polarization = 2

P = Pe + Pi + Po
P = 24 + 4 + 2
P = 30

Therefore, the total polarization is 30 C/m².

Calculating the Electronic Polarization when the Total Polarization, the Ionic Polarization and the Orientation Polarization is Given.

Pe = P – Pi – Po

Where:

Pe = Electronic Polarization
P = Total Polarization
Pi = Ionic Polarization
Po = Orientation Polarization

Given an example;
Find the electronic polarization when the total polarization is 29, the ionic polarization is 10 and the orientation polarization is 3.

This implies that;

P = Total Polarization = 29
Pi = Ionic Polarization = 10
Po = Orientation Polarization = 3

Pe = P – Pi – Po
Pe = 29 – 10 – 3
Pe = 19 – 3
Pe = 16

Therefore, the electronic polarization is 16.

Calculating the Ionic Polarization when the Total Polarization, the Electronic Polarization and the Orientation Polarization is Given.

Pi = P – Pe – Po

Where:

Pi = Ionic Polarization
P = Total Polarization
Pe = Electronic Polarization
Po = Orientation Polarization

Let’s solve an example;
Given that, the total polarization is 64, the electronic polarization is 21 and the orientation polarization is 5. Find the ionic polarization?

This implies that;

P = Total Polarization = 64
Pe = Electronic Polarization = 21
Po = Orientation Polarization = 5

Pi = P – Pe – Po
Pi = 64 – 21 – 5
Pi = 43 – 5
Pi = 38

Therefore, the ionic polarization is 38.

Calculating the Orientation Polarization when the Total Polarization, the Electronic Polarization and the Ionic Polarization is Given.

Po = P – Pe – Pi

Where:

Po = Orientation Polarization
P = Total Polarization
Pe = Electronic Polarization
Pi = Ionic Polarization

Let’s solve an example;

Find the orientation polarization when the total polarization is 72, the electronic polarization is 34 and the ionic polarization is 18.

This implies that;

P = Total Polarization = 72
Pe = Electronic Polarization = 34
Pi = Ionic Polarization = 18

Po = P – Pe – Pi
Po = 72 – 34 – 18
Po = 38 – 18
Po = 20

Therefore, the orientation polarization is 20.

Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia is capable of calculating the total polarization.

To get the answer and workings of the total polarization using the Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. First, you need to obtain the app.

You can get this app via any of these means:

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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 Total Polarization under Electrical Properities

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the total polarization according to the respective parameter which is the Electronic Polarization (Pe), Ionic Polarization (Pi) and Orientation Polarization (Po).

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the Electronic Polarization (Pe) is 24, Ionic Polarization (Pi) is 4 and Orientation Polarization (Po) is 2.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, Nickzom Calculator– The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the total polarization and presents the formula, workings and steps too.