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.
Learn about how capacitances add in series and parallel by exploring the physics behind a touch-screen device.
Diagrams and graphics are used to explain how a capacitor works.
Discusses capacitance and capacitors. Goes over several example problems.
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