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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Last Modified: April 20, 2010
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