Lesson: Capacitance of a Parallel Plate Capacitor
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the capacitance of two parallel charged plates given their surface area and the distance between them.
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Worksheet: 9 Questions • 5 Videos
The plates of an empty parallel plate capacitor of capacitance 5.0 pF are 2.0 mm apart. What is the area of each plate?
What is the capacitance of this new capacitor?
What is the charge on each plate?
What is the electrical field between the plates?
What is the capacitance of the shelves?
What is the potential difference across the shelves?
How much energy is stored in the electric field between the shelves?