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# Capacitors

## Components of a circuit that build up charge.

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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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## 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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## Touch Screen

Learn about how capacitances add in series and parallel by exploring the physics behind a touch-screen device.
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## How a Capacitor Works

Diagrams and graphics are used to explain how a capacitor works.
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## High School Physics - Capacitors

Discusses capacitance and capacitors. Goes over several example problems.
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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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## Capacitors Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Capacitors.
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• Real World Application

## Storing Static Electricity

Learn about early experiments with electricity.
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