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PHYS 212 Capacitor LabConstruct the following electrical circuit (Capacitor), using PhET simulation, or using the following link. Please type your answers in color. Today we will be exploring the energy stored in a capacitor, behavior of capacitors with and withoutdielectrics, and the capacitor connection (series and parallel). You will complete the virtual lab using theCapacitor Lab from Phet, data analysis software (Excel) and this document.First partEnergy stored in the capacitor versus Voltage1-Open the ()2-Set the plates to the minimum area (400.0 mm2), maximum separation (5.0 mm) and maximum3-Using the provided meters ( charge, energy, Electric field E, and voltmeter)in the simulationcomplete the following data table
4-Calculate the capacitance using, this the real value.5-Increase the voltage from the battery and record the values of the voltage across the capacitor(V),Charge on the plate(Q), and energy stored (U)Separation d =(m)Plate Area A =(m2)Capacitance=(F)TrialPotentialdifference V(V)Charge Q(C)StoredEnergy U (J)Electric Fieldbetween plates E(V/m)V2( volt)2Q2(C2)E2(V/m)2Stored EnergyDensityu(J/m3)123456789106-Use Excel to plot the relationship between (V2, U), using V2in the most left column in Excel.7-Embed the graph here:8-Use the equation, to determine C0using the slope of the graph.9-Compare this value of C0with C0in the table. Calculate the percentage error, showing all steps.10-Use Excel to plot the relationship between (Q2, U), using Q2in the most left column in Excel.