Advanced Placement / Physics

Series and Parallel Capacitors

In this lab, students will use a capacitance meter to measure the equivalent capacitance in simple series and parallel circuits. Then, they'll determine the equivalent capacitance of capacitors connected in series and parallel.

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11.3 4.E.5.3; 5.B.9.5

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Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2

Series and Parallel Capacitors