Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric Model Documents

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Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric Model 

written by Andrew Duffy

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.

Last Modified August 20, 2013

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Supplemental Documents

Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric Worksheet 

A student worksheet for the Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric model.

Last Modified April 20, 2010

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Source Code Documents

Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Parallel-Plate Capacitor with Dielectric model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified April 20, 2010