The classical electrostatic problem of two nonintersecting conducting spheres in a uniform incident electric field is considered. Starting from the basic Kelvin’s image principle, the two spheres are replaced with equivalent series of image sources, from which the polarizability is calculated. Explicit expressions for the axial and transversal components of the polarizability dyadic are found by solving the recurrence equations. Efficient numerical evaluation of the different series is also discussed.
- electromagnetic theory