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# Capacitor Energy

## The potential energy stored in a capacitor depends on size and the material it's made of.

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## Capacitor Energy

Students learn how energy is stored in a capacitor and how to calculate said energy.
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## Flashing Neon Light

Learn about how capacitors are used in circuits to create transient events such as the flash of a light bulb.
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## Capacitor Simulation

Explore the role of capacitors in circuits within a camera's flash.
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## Capacitor Energy Part II

Explains why the handle of a generator/motor turns in same direction upon the release of energy from the capacitor.
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## Capacitor Energy Part I

Demonstrates and explains how energy is stored in a capacitor.
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## Capacitor Energy Quiz - PPB

Calculate the potential energy stored in a capacitor given its capacitance and voltage.
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## Capacitor Energy Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Capacitor Energy.
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