Electric Potential of a Metallic Cylinder Surrounded by a Dielectric in an External Static Electric Field

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A metallic cylinder surrounded by a dielectric is exposed to an external static electric field. The displayed entity is electric potential, determined by the superposition of two electric fields: the external static electric field and the electric field from charges induced on the conducting surface.

Contributed by: Bojan Trkulja (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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[1] Haznadar Z., Stih Z., Electromagnetic Fields, Waves and Numerical Methods, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2000.



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