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Homework Help: Circular Parallel Plate Capacitor

  1. Aug 15, 2009 #1
    I haven't figured it out yet, I find it way above my understanding of phyiscs

    Suppose we have two circular parallel plates or radii r, both the same radius. They have a Voltage difference of V and they are separated a distance d. What would be the Electric Field in the whole space? Actually, I'd be happy enough with the potential.
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  3. Aug 16, 2009 #2


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    You are given the potential difference V. Knowing that, you can say that, if the potential at the negatively charged plate is V0, the potential at the other plate is V+V0. Now what?

    What does the electric field between the plates of a capacitor look like?
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