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Capacitance is the ability of a body to store an electrical charge

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Capacitors are often approximated as infinite conducting plates. I find this approximation surprising since the capacitors I've seen in circuits are only a few centimetres big. For all the derivation …
asked Feb 9 '14 by dfg
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Say I have a parallel plate capacitor that has a vacuum between the plates and has electric energy U. If I then add in a dielectric between the plates while the capacitor is charged, the electric ener …
asked Feb 4 '14 by dfg
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Capacitors in series have identical charges. We can explain how the capacitors end up with identical charge by following a chain reaction of events, in which the charging of each capacitor causes t …
asked Feb 4 '14 by dfg
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My textbook is trying to explain why adding in a dielectric between two conductors causes a change in the field inside. They provide the following image: I don't understand how the second image is …
asked Feb 4 '14 by dfg