## Capacitance and Dielectrics

 What is capacitance? What is the unit of capacitance? How do you determine the capacitance of a parallel plate geometry? What is a dielectric and how does it affect capacitance? How is the energy stored in a capacitor? How do you calculate the stored energy? What determines the rate of charge and discharge of a capacitor? What is the relationship between electric field and voltage for a parallel plate capacitor? Show how to calculate the capacitance of concentric conducting cylinders Show how to calculate the capacitance of concentric conducting spheres. What is the capacitance of an isolated sphere? What determines the rate of charge and discharge of a capacitor? How do you calculate the amount of charge on a capacitor? What does it depend upon? Show how to calculate the equivalent capacitance of two capacitors in parallel. In series. For two capacitors in series, how is the charge on each calculated? *Capacitor *Parallel plate capacitor *Dielectric *Dielectric effect on capacitance *Voltage *Electric field energy *Energy stored in capacitor *Charging of capacitor *Capacitor discharge *Voltage and electric field in capacitor *Cylindrical capacitor *Spherical capacitor *Isolated sphere *Capacitor time constant *Charge on capacitor *Capacitor combinations *Charge on series capacitors
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