Capacitors and Dielectrics
the dielectric blocks, dielectric constants k1=
4.0 and k2
respectively, into the capacitor (charge given in mC and position given in
centimeters). Note: There is a 1-5% intrinsic error in the
calculation of charge.
What is k2?
You can measure the electric field at any point by click-dragging.
2.5. Use the electric field to determine the change in voltage across the
plates. This orientation behaves like a capacitor in parallel. Besides a
detailed calculation, what else can a student determine from looking at the
animation? Well, again, students should be able to determine that k2 < k1.
Script Author: Mario Belloni