Physics Tutorial 14.7 - Capacitance and Capacitors

There are 4 lessons in this physics tutorial covering Capacitance and Capacitors. The tutorial starts with an introduction to Capacitance and Capacitors and is then followed with a list of the separate lessons, the tutorial is designed to be read in order but you can skip to a specific lesson or return to recover a specific physics lesson as required to build your physics knowledge of Capacitance and Capacitors. you can access all the lessons from this tutorial below.

In this Physics tutorial, you will learn:

• What is capacitance?
• How to find the capacitance of a charged conductor?
• What are capacitors?
• How many types of capacitors are there?
• How to find the capacitance of a specific capacitor based on its design?
• Why the series and parallel combinations of capacitors are used in electrical circuits?
• What are dielectrics and why do we insert them between the plates of a capacitor?
• How to find the energy stored in a capacitor or system of capacitors?

Introduction

Do you think conductors can only act as a kind of route for electric charges or they are able to store charges and energy in them? Where do you base your opinion?

Give an idea on how to store electricity and to use it when needed.

In this tutorial, we will discuss about the ability of conductors to store energy in the form of electricity and the methods used to achieve this.

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14.7Capacitance and Capacitors
Lesson IDPhysics Lesson TitleLessonVideo
Lesson
14.7.1Capacitance
14.7.2Capacitors
14.7.3Combination of Capacitors
14.7.4Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor

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