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This web page provides a hyperlinked concept map covering the physics of capacitors.  Topics ranging from the basics of energy storage and capacitor geometry to applications of capacitors are included. Simple diagrams help the user understand the related equations.  This item is part of a large hyperlinked resource covering all of physics that relies heavily on similar concept maps.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 1998 C. R. Nave
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Capacitance, charge storage, dielectrics, energy storage, parallel plate capacitor
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Metadata instance created October 31, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Capacitors and their Effect on Electricity

In this free resource, topics are connected in a well-organized concept map.  One click takes the teacher from capacitors to related topics such as dielectrics, storage devices, and impedance.

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C. Nave, (1998), WWW Document, (http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/capcon.html).
C. Nave, Hyperphysics-Capacitors (1998), <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/capcon.html>.
APA Format
Nave, C. (2006, November 6). Hyperphysics-Capacitors. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/capcon.html
Chicago Format
Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics-Capacitors. November 6, 2006. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/capcon.html (accessed 29 January 2023).
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Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics-Capacitors. 1998. 6 Nov. 2006. 29 Jan. 2023 <http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/capcon.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Carl Rod Nave", Title = {Hyperphysics-Capacitors}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {29 January 2023}, Month = {November 6, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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