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# Capacitors

Components of a circuit that build up charge.
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Basic Students matched to this level have a partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills fundamental for proficient work.
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## Capacitors

Students will learn how a capacitor works and how to solve basic problems involving the classic two plate capacitor.

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## The Capacitor

A summary of charge sharing, grounding, capacitance, and capacitors.

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• Interactive Simulations

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• Simulation

## Capacitor Lab

Shows how capacitors work.

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• Video

## How a Capacitor Works

Diagrams and graphics are used to explain how a capacitor works.

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• Video

## High School Physics - Capacitors

Discusses capacitance and capacitors. Goes over several example problems.

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• Practice
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## Capacitors Quiz - PPB

Understand the nature of capacitors and perform calculations involving the capacitance, voltage, permittivity, dielectric constant, and distance between the plates.

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## The Capacitor Quiz

Reviews the design and applications of capacitors, the concept of grounding, and the capacitance equation.

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• Critical Thinking

## Capacitors Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Capacitors.

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## The Capacitor

This is an activity for students to complete before reading the Concept: The Capacitor

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• Real World Application

## Storing Static Electricity

Learn about early experiments with electricity.

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• Real World Application