Parallel Plate Capacitor

Description

A capacitor is an electrical/electronic device that can store energy in the electric field between a pair of conductors. The simplest capacitor consists of two parallel conductive plates separated by a dielectric (such as air) with permittivity ε . Capacitance increases with area of the plates, and decreases as separation between plates increases.

Related formulas

Variables

CCapacitance (F)
ϵPermitivity (F/m)
AArea (m2)
SSeparation distance (m)