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Homework Help: Simple Capacitance problem!

  1. May 23, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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

    b.)max volatge
    2. Relevant equations

    C = Q/V

    C = (constant)(A/d)

    3. 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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  3. May 23, 2009 #2


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  4. May 23, 2009 #3
    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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