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Do NOT write on these sheets or take them with you! The next class needs them too! PHYS-1200 PHYSICS II SPRING 2006 Class 3 Activity: Capacitance RESULTS In this experiment, you will investigate some of the properties of capacitors. Below is a list of the equipment provided, and a brief description of its operation. Equipment: Capacitance box -- contains three capacitors Voltage source & meter Banana plug connector wires Equipment Operation: The voltage source & meter measures voltage across the capacitor in the normal configuration (no buttons pushed). If left in this configuration for too long, it will cause the capacitor to discharge, so measurements should be made with as little delay as possible. The red button is used to charge the capacitor with a voltage that is variable from zero to about 10 volts. When the red button is held down, the meter reads the voltage that is being applied to the capacitor. The black button, when held down, measures the charge that was on the capacitor with total charge shown on the display. The range that can be measured is from zero to about 1 microcoulomb. (It does this by discharging the capacitor and constantly monitoring the current flowing from it, or "integrating" the current for the time it takes to discharge.) Procedure:
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