|DCS# 5C10.21||NWU# ES-6||Location: 10 C 1 & 2|
|title: Parallel Plate Capacitor|
aka: Battery and separable capacitor
Plates are positioned close together and charged up with about 45 V from 9V battery pile. When plates are separated, the electroscope attached to the plates registers, showing the larger potential.
A book can be placed between the plates when separated to show the effect of a dielectric.
What happens to the effective capacitance when the plates are separated?
What happens to the effective capacitance when the book is inserted between the plates?