# Parallel Plate Capacitor (considering the material)

## Description

The capacitance of a two parallel plates capacitor both of area A separated by a distance d is calculated by the area of overlap of the two plates, relative static permittivity, the vacuum permittivity and the distance between the plates

Related formulas## Variables

C | capacitance (F) |

ϵ_{r} | relative static permittivity (sometimes called the dielectric constant) of the material between the plates (for a vacuum, εr = 1) (dimensionless) |

ϵ_{0} | electric constant |

A | area of overlap of the two plates, in square meters (m^{2}) |

d | separation between the plates (m) |