Students will learn how a capacitor works and how to solve basic problems involving the classic two plate capacitor.
A summary of charge sharing, grounding, capacitance, and capacitors.
Diagrams and graphics are used to explain how a capacitor works.
Discusses capacitance and capacitors. Goes over several example problems.
Solving problems involving the capacitance of parallel plate capacitors using the equation C = ϵA/d
Solving problems involving the capacitance of any capacitor using the equation C = Q/ÎV
Solving problems involving the dielectric constant k using the equation C[with dielectric]= kC[without dielectric]
Understand the nature of capacitors and perform calculations involving the capacitance, voltage, permittivity, dielectric constant, and distance between the plates.
Reviews the design and applications of capacitors, the concept of grounding, and the capacitance equation.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Capacitors.
This is an activity for students to complete before reading the Concept: The Capacitor
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Capacitors.