Problem: A parallel plate capacitor is constructed with conducting plates of area of 0.0500 m2 and a plate separation of 0.500 mm. The space between the plates is filled with paper with a dielectric constant of 3.7. Determine the capacitance of this capacitor. If the dielectric strength of paper is 16 x 10 6 V/m, determine the maximum charge that can be stored in this capacitor. 

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A parallel plate capacitor is constructed with conducting plates of area of 0.0500 m2 and a plate separation of 0.500 mm. The space between the plates is filled with paper with a dielectric constant of 3.7.

Determine the capacitance of this capacitor.

If the dielectric strength of paper is 16 x 10 6 V/m, determine the maximum charge that can be stored in this capacitor. 

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