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The Ejs Parallel Plate Capacitor model displays a parallel-plate capacitor which consists 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.  The dielectric constant and the separation of the plates can be changed via sliders.  You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.  

Ejs Parallel Plate Capacitor 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_capacitor.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models for Newtonian mechanics are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
= Capacitors
= Dielectric
= Energy Storage
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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BU, Boston University, capacitance, capacitors
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2008 by Mario Belloni
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June 18, 2013 by Matt Mohorn
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A. Duffy, Computer Program EJS PARALLEL PLATE CAPACITOR MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7635&DocID=613).
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Duffy, A. (2008). Ejs Parallel Plate Capacitor Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7635&DocID=613
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