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Problem 26.6: Rank the value of the dielectrics

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A parallel-plate capacitor has three dielectrics inserted between the plates (position is given in meters and electric potential is given in volts). A battery that connects the two plates is off screen. The blue and red circles on the plates represent the accumulated charge. The lines represent equipotential surfaces. Restart.

Rank the dielectrics based on their dielectric constants, from smallest to greatest. Explain your ranking.

Problem authored by Melissa Dancy, Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.

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