ECE 107: Electromagnetism
Project.
Due date: March 12
Consider a parallel plate capacitor shown in Fig.1(a). The side width of the plates is
w
,
the thickness of the plates is negligibly small, and separation between the plates is
d
.
The plates are made of perfect electric conductor and the space between the plates is
filled with vacuum.
1)
Assume that the potential on the bottom and top plate is
0
and
0
V
, respectively.
Formulate and integral equation for unknown surface charge density distribution
s
ρ
on the plates. You can use the formulation in Set 5, slide # 20.
2)
Formulate a discretized problem, i.e. a linear system of algebraic equation, for the
discretized charges
(see Fig. 1(b). You can use the formulation in Set 5, slides #
21, 22.
3)
Write a computer code to find the discretized charges
n
Q
and then to find the
capacitance
C
. You are advised to use Matlab due to its simplicity and the
presence of builtin functions for visualization. You are also allowed to use any
other programming language/package (e.g. MathCad, Mathematica, C, C++,
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 Spring '07
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 Electromagnet, Electric charge, Parallel Plate Capacitor, Qn

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