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written by Michael Davidson
This interactive tutorial shows how changing the properties of a parallel plate capacitor alters its capacitance.  The user can alter plate size, plate separation, and the dielectric used to observe the ideal conditions for optimum capacitance.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
= Capacitors
= Dielectric
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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Keywords:
area, capacitance, dielectric, distance, parallel plate, picoFarads, simulation, student interactive tutorial, tutorial
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Metadata instance created November 19, 2006 by Cathy Ezrailson
Record Updated:
June 30, 2008 by Jenny Rempel
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June 15, 2006
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M. Davidson, (1995), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/capacitance/).
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M. Davidson, Electricity and Magnetism: Factors Affecting Capacitance, (1995), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/capacitance/>.
APA Format
Davidson, M. (2006, June 15). Electricity and Magnetism: Factors Affecting Capacitance. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/capacitance/
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Davidson, Michael. Electricity and Magnetism: Factors Affecting Capacitance. June 15, 2006. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/capacitance/ (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Davidson, Michael. Electricity and Magnetism: Factors Affecting Capacitance. 1995. 15 June 2006. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/capacitance/>.
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