# What is the Charge and Error in a Parallel Plate Capacitor?

• hellogirl88
In summary, parallel plate capacitance is the ability of two parallel plates to store electrical charge when a potential difference is applied between them. It is calculated using the formula C = εA/d and is affected by factors such as distance between plates, plate area, material between plates, and dielectric constant. The unit of measurement for parallel plate capacitance is Farads (F) and it is used in various practical applications in electronics and energy storage.
hellogirl88
A capacitor with capacitance of C = 8.5±1 μF has a potential difference of V = 4.5±0.4 Volts. What are the charge on the capacitor and the error in this value, in μC?

To find charge I just use Q = C*V correct? And how do I calculate the error?

Thank you!

For s=ab
$$\frac{\delta s }{s}= \frac{\delta a}{a} + \frac{\delta b}{b}$$

Where $\delta s$ is the error in s and similiarly for a and b.

Another way to say that is that for multiplying and dividing, the % errors in quantities are added.

## What is parallel plate capacitance?

Parallel plate capacitance is the ability of two parallel plates to store electrical charge when a potential difference is applied between them. It is a measure of the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor.

## How is parallel plate capacitance calculated?

The parallel plate capacitance can be calculated using the formula C = εA/d, where C is the capacitance, ε is the permittivity of the material between the plates, A is the area of the plates, and d is the distance between the plates.

## What factors affect parallel plate capacitance?

The parallel plate capacitance is affected by the distance between the plates, the area of the plates, the material between the plates, and the dielectric constant of the material.

## What is the unit of measurement for parallel plate capacitance?

The unit of measurement for parallel plate capacitance is Farads (F). It is a measure of the amount of charge (in coulombs) that can be stored per unit of potential difference (in volts) between the plates.

## How is parallel plate capacitance used in practical applications?

Parallel plate capacitance is used in a variety of practical applications, such as in electronic circuits, power transmission systems, and energy storage devices. It is also used in sensors, filters, and other electronic components.

• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
11
Views
1K
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
1
Views
221
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
18
Views
2K
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
6
Views
399
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
11
Views
494
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
8
Views
1K
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
20
Views
1K
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
4
Views
441
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
2
Views
889
• Introductory Physics Homework Help
Replies
3
Views
1K