1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Which of the following will most likely increase the electric field between the plates of a parallel plate capacitor? (a) Adding a resistor that is connected to the capacitor in series (b) Adding a resistor that is connected to the capacitor in parallel (c) Increasing the distance between the plates (d) Adding an extra battery to the system 2. Relevant equations E=V/d V=iR 3. The attempt at a solution (c) was automatically out, as pe r E=V/d. I am stuck between between a, b, and c. I know that adding a battery would increase V, thus increasing E. However, I'm confused about whether increasing resistance decreases or increases voltage. According to V=iR, it seems like it should (there's nothing in the problem indicating whether i is constant). Does increasing resistance decrease or increase the voltage applied to the capacitor?