Winch, Ralph P. Formerly, Department of Physics, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Mottershead, Allen Physical Science Department, Cypress College, Cypress, California.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Charging and discharging capacitors
- Energy of charged capacitor
- Geometrical types of capacitors
- Guard ring
- Types of capacitor
- Body capacitance
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
The ratio of the charge q on one of the plates of a capacitor (there being an equal and opposite charge on the other plate) to the potential difference v between the plates; that is, capacitance (formerly called capacity) is C = q/v.
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