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The Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric model investigates a relatively simple capacitor consisting of two identical metal plates placed parallel to one another. The capacitor can be charged by connecting one plate to the positive terminal of a battery and the other plate to the negative terminal. In this situation, the battery acts as a pump, pumping electrons from one capacitor plate to the other until the potential difference across the capacitor matches the battery voltage.

The Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_bu_em_Capacitor.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
= Capacitors
= Dielectric
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Keywords:
charge, electric, electric field
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Duffy, Andrew. Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric Model. Computer software. 2010. Java (JRE) 1.5. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9981&DocID=1607>.
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