Parallel Plate Capacitors and RC Circuits

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This Demonstration shows how changing the size and separation of a capacitor changes its capacitance. In addition, the exponential decay of the voltage across the capacitor in an RC (resistor-capacitor) circuit is shown.

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The color of the capacitor plates indicates the amount of charge on the capacitor at the selected time. Green indicates less charge while red indicates a lot of charge.

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Contributed by: Greggory Rothmeier (April 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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