Filling a Capacitor with Dielectric Material#

An air-filled capacitor is made from two flat parallel plates \({{params.d }} \textrm{ mm}\) apart. The inside area of each plate is \({{params.a }} \rm\ cm^2\).

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What is the capacitance of this set of plates? Enter your answer in units of pF.

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Part 2#

If the region between the conductors is filled with a material whose dielectric constant is \({{params.k }}\), what is the new capacitance? Enter your answer in units of pF.

Answer Section#

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Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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