The polarizability of a dielectrically anisotropic sphere is studied. The
anisotropy is general, consisting of a symmetric and an antisymmetric part of
the permittivity dyadic. The polarizability is also dyadic, with its components
depending on the relations of the permittivity components of the material. In
certain special cases the components of the polarizability matrix decouple and
become functions only of the corresponding permittivity components, but in
general all nine polarizabilities depend on all nine permittivities.
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