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A point charge near an infinite conducting plane

I want to calculate (with Poisson's equation) the electric field in the region containing a point charge near an infinite conducting plane with 0 potential. My textbook uses V(x,y,z)= 0 for every x,y,...
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Why Does Electric Potential Approach Zero at Infinity: Boundary Conditions for Infinite Conducting Sheets

Imagine an infinitely long conducting "trough," as shown in the figure. The two sides are grounded, and the bottom strip is maintained at potential $V_0$. Suppose we want to know the electric ...
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Why is the electric field perpendicular to every point on the surface of a conductor?

I am reading Berkeley Physics Course, Volume 2 (Electricity and Magnetism by Edward M. Purcell). I am in chapter $3$, page $92$, and the book discusses conductors. The following is from the book: ...