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What is Capacitance? - Definition, Equation & Examples

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What is capacitance?

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1. What is the function of the insulating dielectric in a capacitor?

2. A capacitor with a capacitance of 5 farads is connected to a 10-volt battery. How much charge will be stored on each of its conducting plates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of capacitance, an object's ability to store electric energy. You will be quizzed on the function of dielectrics, capacitor's, common uses of capacitors, calculating capacitor charge, and the definition of capacitance

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various capacitance, including:

  • Define capacitance
  • Identify the function of dielectrics
  • Calculate the capacitance of a capacitor
  • Understand capacitance in human nerve cells
  • Identify common uses of capacitors

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve for capacitance in practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as capacitance and dielectric
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of capacitors

Additional Learning

To learn more about measuring capacitance, review the accompanying lesson on Capacitance: Units and Formula. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the equation for capacitance
  • Identify capacitor voltage and stored charge
  • Solve for Farads in real world examples
  • Examine capacitor storage sizes
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