06 - Physics 2213 Read: Homework #6 Spring 2010 Chapter 24,...

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Physics 2213 Homework #6 Spring 2010 Read: Chapter 24, intro., sections 24.1 thru 24.5 Chapter 26, section 26.4 Basic Ideas: Capacitance & its relation to Electric Charge, Voltage, and Current Electric Fields & Gauss' Law Capacitors in Series and Parallel R C C i r c u i t s K i r c h h o f f ' s C i r c u i t R u l e s Electric Energy Storage in Capacitors Math Skills: Algebra, Topology ("Connectedness"), Calculus Learning Goals: (Be sure you understand where and how each goal applies to our homework, discussion, lecture, and lab activities.) * Explain what a capacitor is and calculate how its electrical properties are related ± charge, voltage, stored energy, capacitance, electric current. * Show how to calculate the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor, given its geometry. * Use the parallel plate capacitance expression to approximate the capacitance of real systems. * Explain why electric charge is distributed the way it is in capacitors. * Explain how and why the capacitance of a capacitor is affected by the presence of a dielectric insulator filling the space between the capacitor's plates, and calculate such effects. * Explain and calculate how energy is stored in a capacitor. * Explain how a capacitor functions in an electric circuit. * Predict and calculate the time-dependent behavior of RC circuits containing resistors, c a p a c i t
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06 - Physics 2213 Read: Homework #6 Spring 2010 Chapter 24,...

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