In this experiment designed for use with PASCO Capstone software, the lab explores the effect of varying the plate distance and insulating dielectric materials in a variable flat plate capacitor. Students also acquire data that allows the calculation of an experimentally derived value for the permittivity constant.
The Electrometer used in this experiment makes it possible to measure the voltage across the capacitor plates without discharging the capacitor since it has an internal resistance of 1014 ohms.
- Parallel Plate Capacitor
- Factors Affecting Capacitance