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

The image of total polarization is shown above.

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.