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August 18, 2010 University Physics, Chapter 24 51 Dielectric Strength ! The “ dielectric strength ” of a material measures the ability of that material to withstand voltage differences ! If the voltage across a dielectric exceeds the breakdown potential, the dielectric will break down and begin to conduct charge between the plates
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Unformatted text preview: ! Real-life dielectrics enable a capacitor to provide a given capacitance and withstand the required voltage without breaking down ! Capacitors are usually specified in terms of their capacitance and rated (i.e., maximum) voltage Thursday, September 23, 2010...
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