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Course and Section_______ Names ___________________________Date______________________________________________CAPACITOR SIMULATIONIntroductionIn class we learned how capacitors store charge and can be combined together. The charge stored on a capacitor is given as,Q=CΔVThe 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, CEQ 1CEQ=1C1+1C2Parallel: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 CEQCEQ=C1+C2Submit your answers using Blackboard.
1 – Capacitor BasicsFor a parallel plate capacitor the capacitance can be written as,C=ϵ0Adwhere Ais the area of the plates and dseparation 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 V1. What is the capacitance? (pF) p-pico 10-122. What is the charge on the top plate?