6.1 Capacitors

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The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor depends on the separation between the plates and the area of overlap between them.  Where is the permittivity of the dielectric, given by = 0 (where 0 is the permittivity of free space and is the relative permittivity of...

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Capacitors store small amounts of energy that can be accessed quickly. The energy stored by a capacitor is equal to the work done by the battery. This is given by the area under a p.d.-charge graph. Capacitors are found in electronic devices that don’t need to store...

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Capacitors are electrical components that can store charge. They consist of two conducting plates separated by a dielectric. When connected to a power source, positive and negative charge build up on opposite plates by removal and addition of electrons. The insulating...

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