Optional Practical: Parallel plate capacitors (PhET)

IB Physics: Optional Practical: Parallel plate capacitors (PhET)

In this exercise the relationship between the capacitance and different physical properties of a parallel plate capacitor will be investigated using the PhET capacitor lab. Work in pairs and take it in turns to answer the "what do you think would happen" questions.Open the simulation and you will see a capacitor connected to a battery as shown above.Display the field lines then adjust the plate separation to 5 mm by...


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