Problem 26.3: Is this capacitor connected to a battery?

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

Move the slider to change the area of the two capacitor plates (position is given in centimeters, area is given in centimeters squared, and energy is given in microjoules). Restart. Is this a capacitor connected to a battery or a charged capacitor that is not connected to a battery? Explain.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.
Script authored by Morten Brydensholt and modified by Anne J. Cox.

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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