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Homework Help: Conductors in capacitor

  1. May 27, 2009 #1

    i have 2 cylinders one with r1 the second with r2. r2>r1, an cylinder capacitor.

    in the space between them i put 2 dielectric materials, the first in a half of the cylinder, vertical,and the second on the other side vertical.

    like: first- 0-180 deg
    second- 180-360 deg

    now i want to calculate the capacity , can i calculate each half by itself and then add?

    and threat each half as it's own capacitor?, and then as summing in parallel ...

  2. jcsd
  3. May 27, 2009 #2


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    That is exactly what you should do. The two halves effectively act as capacitors in parallel.
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