Capacitance: Units & Formula


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What is the definition of a capacitor?

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1. What is the definition of capacitance?

2. How common are capacitors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Capacitors are complex and important devices used in a variety of mechanical applications, ans this quiz and worksheets will help assess your understanding of capacitors and what they do. Quiz questions ask you to define features of capacitors and calculate capacitance given certain values.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will check your comprehension of:

  • Capacitor definition
  • Capacitance definition
  • Commonality of capacitors
  • Finding capacitance with given values

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve capacitance problems
  • Defining key concepts- ensure you can accurately define key words like capacitor and capacitance
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about capacitors

Additional Learning

For more information about the formula for calculating capacitance, review the accompanying lesson Capacitance: Units & Formula. The lesson covers the following key topics:

  • Capacitor definition
  • Capacitance definition
  • Equation for determining capacitance
  • Example problems