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Simple Capacitance problem!

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Homework Statement



For a TeflonTM-filled parallel-plate capacitor having a plate area of 175 cm2 and insulation thickness of 0.0500 mm, determine the following:

a.)capacitance
b.)max volatge

Homework Equations



C = Q/V

C = (constant)(A/d)

The Attempt at a Solution



I understand the gist of this problem but I don't understand what the "insulation thickness" is supposed to do in this problem. Please help! thanks.
 

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LowlyPion
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Yeah I see now. The Teflon acts as a dielectric and from there it isn't too hard to find the Voltage and Capacitance. Thanks a lot again!
 

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