Capacitor_SIM.pdf - Course and Section Names Date CAPACITOR SIMULATION Introduction In class we learned how capacitors store charge and can be combined

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Course and Section_______ Names ___________________________ Date___________________ ___________________________ CAPACITOR SIMULATION Introduction In class we learned how capacitors store charge and can be combined together. The charge stored on a capacitor is given as, Q = C Δ V The 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, C EQ 1 C EQ = 1 C 1 + 1 C 2 Parallel : 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 C EQ C EQ = C 1 + C 2 Submit your answers using Blackboard.
1 – Capacitor Basics For a parallel plate capacitor the capacitance can be written as, C = ϵ 0 A d where A is the area of the plates and d separation between the two plates. Open the following simulation and select capacitance. ( ) Use the slider on the battery to set the potential difference and click the boxes to show top plate charge and stored energy. Start with 0 V 1. What is the capacitance? (pF) p-pico 10 -12 2. What is the charge on the top plate?

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