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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Adjustable Distance Parallel
Plate Capacitor

PIRA 5C10.20

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Description:

The distance between the plates can be changes showing that the capacitance changes. As the plates move further away, the capacitance goes down.

Recipe and
Location:

Adjustable Parallel Plate Capacitor
Power Supply
Photometer
Leads

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Notes:

This one is hard to do...any suggestions are welcome!
Suggestion: use the square plates demo and the resistor to measure voltage.

 

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