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I Capacitance Addition Formula Origin

  1. Sep 15, 2018 #1

    Could someone help me find a general derivation of the formula for addition of capacitance of conductors? I'm hoping to find something that could be applied to a general assortment of conductors, not just parallel plate capacitors.

    I look forward to your response,

  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 15, 2018 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    If you mean capacitance between conductors, or capacitance from conductor to ground, it is not a function of the conductor itself, but rather a function of the geometry and the distances.

    For parasitic capacitances in electronics see
    Alley, Charles L.; Atwood, Kenneth W. (1973). Electronic Engineering, 3rd Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons. p. 199. ISBN 0-471-02450-3.
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