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An axon is the relatively long tail-like part of a neuron, or nerve cell. The outer surface of the axon membrane (dielectric constant = 5, thickness = 1 x 10^-8 m) is charged positively, and the inner portion is charged negatively.

Thus, the membrane is a kind of capacitor. Assuming that an axon can be treated like a parallel plate capacitor with a plate area of 4.70 x 10^-6 m^2, what is its capacitance?

in Farat

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

here is the equation:

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there are other numbers being used as an example. I just don't know what to use for E0 if E = V/R, and I don't have V, so how do i solve this. thanks.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Capacitance of axon

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