Lab 205 Parallel Plate Capacitor

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Ryan Johnson 3/12/2010 Lab 205: Parallel Plate Capacitor Part I (Air): See Data Sheet Parallel Plate Capacitor (with Air) y = 2.5783x + 0.0052 R 2 = 0.9977 0 0.005 0.01 0.015 0.02 0.025 0.03 0.035 0 0.002 0.004 0.006 0.008 0.01 0.012 Separation [mm] 1/Capacitance [1/pF] Part II (Solid Dielectric): See Data Sheet Parallel Plate Capacitor with Dielectric (Solid) y = 2.573x - 0.003 R 2 = 0.9976 0 0.005 0.01 0.015 0.02 0.025 0.03 0.035 0.04 0 0.002 0.004 0.006 0.008 0.01 0.012 0.014 0.016 Separation [mm]
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Ryan Johnson 3/12/2010 Part III (Clear Dielectric): See Data Sheet Parallel Plate Capacitor with Dielectric (Clear) y = 2.5914x - 0.0044 R 2 = 0.9987 0 0.005 0.01 0.015 0.02 0.025 0.03 0.035 0.04 0 0.002 0.004 0.006 0.008 0.01 0.012 0.014 0.016 Separation [mm] 1/Capacitance [1/pF] Questions 1. Why is the electric field inside the dielectric smaller than the electric field in air between the plates? The air has less molecules to interrupt the transfer of electrons and also less molecules so
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