Parallel Plate Capacitor

  • Thread starter Kathi201
  • Start date
  • #1
40
0
A parallel plate capacitor is constructed such that there are two different dielectric materials in between the plates, each occupying half the space in between . Still this capacitor can be modeled as a simple parallel plate capacitor with same total area A, plate separation d, but with an equivalent dielectric constant Keq. What is Keq? (Your final answer will be in terms of the two K's, and for a start, you should think in terms of potential being same all over the surface for any given plate)

_________
l l l
l K1 l K2 l d
l____l____l
with an area A (it is supposed to look like a square with two sides K1 and K2)

I know the capacitance of a parallel-plate capacitor filled with a dielectric is C = KEoA / d
But I am not quite sure what to do if K is split into K1 and K2 as displayed in the picture above. Do I set them equal to each other?

Any help would be appreciated!

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
tiny-tim
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
25,836
251
cheeseburger?

A parallel plate capacitor is constructed such that there are two different dielectric materials in between the plates, each occupying half the space in between …

Hi Kathi! :smile:

Which half? :confused:

(I can't understand your diagram)

Is this like a cheeseburger, or like two different ordinary burgers side-by-side? :smile:
 

Related Threads on Parallel Plate Capacitor

  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
940
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
685
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Top