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Capacitor Fundamentals

Students use a digital capacitance meter and construct capacitors from aluminum foil and paper to determine how physical properties of a parallel-plate capacitor affect its ability to store electric charge.

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
11.3 4.E.4.2 4.E.4.3

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Capacitor Fundamentals - Distance Learning Lab

Capacitor Fundamentals - Distance Learning Lab

Determine how physical properties of a parallel-plate capacitor affect its ability to store electric charge using data collected with a digital capacitance...

Source: Lab #13

Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual

Capacitor Fundamentals