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August 18, 2010 University Physics, Chapter 24 5 ! The proportionality constant between the charge q and the electric potential difference V is the capacitance C . ! We will call the electric potential difference V the “potential” or the “voltage” across the plates. ! The capacitance of a device depends on the area of the
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Unformatted text preview: plates and the distance between the plates, but does not depend on the voltage across the plates or the charge on the plates. ! The capacitance of a device tells us how much charge is required to produce a given voltage across the plates. Parallel Plate Capacitor (2) Thursday, September 16, 2010...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHYS 241 taught by Professor Wei during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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