College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 16 - Electric Potential, Energy, and Capacitance - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 590: 26


(a) it decreases.

Work Step by Step

As dielectric is inserted in a charged capacitor which is not connected to any charge source, due to induced charge on the dielectric surface opposite the capacitor plates there will be electric field opposite to because of capacitor plates. As a result overall electric field will decrease.
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