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Problem: Six parallel-plate capacitors of identical plate separation have different plate areas ,different capacitances ,and different dielectrics filling the space between the plates.Part A. Rank the following capacitors on the basis of the dielectric constant of the material between the plates.Rank from largest to smallest.1. A = 4 cm2    C = 2 nF2. A = 1 cm2     C = 1 nF3. A = 2 cm2     C = 8 nF4. A = 8 cm2    C = 2 nF5. A = 4 cm2    C = 1 nF6. A = 2 cm2     C = 4 nF

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Capacitance:

C=kε0Ad

k is the dielectric constant, A is the area and d is the plate separation.

k = Cd/ε0

(1 m)2 = (100cm)2

k1 = (d/ε0) × (2 × 10-9)/(4 × 10-4) = (5.0 × 10-6)(d/ε0)

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Six parallel-plate capacitors of identical plate separation have different plate areas Image for Six parallel-plate capacitors of identical plate separationhave different plate areas A ,different capacitance,different capacitances C,and different dielectrics filling the space between the plates.

Part A. Rank the following capacitors on the basis of the dielectric constant of the material between the plates.

Rank from largest to smallest.


1. A = 4 cm2    C = 2 nF

2. A = 1 cm2     C = 1 nF

3. A = 2 cm2     C = 8 nF

4. A = 8 cm2    C = 2 nF

5. A = 4 cm2    C = 1 nF

6. A = 2 cm2     C = 4 nF

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