Capacitor Problem 9.4.3


 

Description

The capacitor plates depicted above are maintained at a constant charge (charge given in mC and position given in centimeters). 

Question

 What is the capacitance of the system when the plates are 0.5 cm apart?  Note: There is a 1-5% intrinsic error in the calculation of charge.  Start

Answer

 0.45 pF.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 17-9, Giancoli-SE: 24-4.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni.

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