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Capacitance of a plate capacitor increases

  1. Sep 19, 2004 #1
    How can I show that the capacitance of a plate capacitor increases if a dielectric material fills the space between the plates?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 19, 2004 #2
    [tex]C = \varepsilon \frac{A}{d}

    The permittivity is what you're interested in. A dielectric material has a higher permittivity than [tex]\varepsilon_0[/tex], the permittivity of free space.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2004
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