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written by Michael Davidson
published by the Florida State University
supported by the National Science Foundation
This resource is an introductory tutorial on capacitance, appropriate for non-science majors. It includes a brief history, simple descriptions of how capacitors work in series and parallel circuits, explanations of factors affecting capacitance, and examples of capacitors in action. The tutorial is accompanied by eight interactive java simulations that illustrate the concepts discussed.

This page is part of a much larger collection of tutorials on electricity and magnetism, created and maintained by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
- Electromotive Force and Current
- Electrostatics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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© 1995 Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University
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Keywords:
Leyden jar, capacitance, capacitors, dielectric, electricity, electricity simulations, electromotive force, lightning, simulations for capacitance, variable capacitors
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Metadata instance created July 7, 2006 by Jessica Hollums
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November 22, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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M. Davidson, (Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1995), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/capacitance.html).
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: An Introduction to Capacitance, (Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1995), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/capacitance.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M. (2003, March 14). Molecular Expressions: An Introduction to Capacitance. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from Florida State University: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/capacitance.html
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: An Introduction to Capacitance. Tallahassee: Florida State University, March 14, 2003. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/capacitance.html (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: An Introduction to Capacitance. Tallahassee: Florida State University, 1995. 14 Mar. 2003. National Science Foundation. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/capacitance.html>.
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