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Course and Section_______ Names ___________________________Date______________________________________________CAPACITOR SIMULATIONIntroductionIn class we learned how capacitors store charge and can be combined together. The charge stored on a capacitor is given as,Q=CΔVThe schematic symbol of a capacitor is has two vertical (or horizontal) lines a small distance apart (representing the capacitor plates) connected to two lines representing the connecting wires or leads).Capacitors can be connected in an electronic circuit in a series or parallel combination. Series:In a series connection the components are connected at a single point, end to end as shown below: For a series connection, the charge on each capacitor will be the same while the voltage across each capacitor will add. Using this we can find the equivalent capacitance, CEQ 1CEQ=1C1+1C2Parallel:In the parallel connection, the components are connected together at both ends as shown below:For a parallel connection, the voltage across are the same, but the charges will add. Using this we can find the equivalent capacitance CEQCEQ=C1+C2Submit your answers using Blackboard.
1 – Capacitor BasicsFor a parallel plate capacitor the capacitance can be written as,C=ϵ0Adwhere Ais the area of the plates and dseparation between the two plates.Open the following simulation and select capacitance.()
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