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Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator
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Parallel plate capacitor calculator is an online tool to calculate the capacitance. Capacitor is nothing but the charge storage device. It consists of parallel metallic plates of area A and separated by a distance of d. The equation to find out the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor is given below.

C=$\frac{k \varepsilon _{0}A}{s}$

Where C is the capacitance
k is the relative permittivity of the dielectric material
$\varepsilon _{0}$ is the permittivity of free space which is equal to 8.854×10-12 F/m
A is the area of plates
s is the separation between plates

Steps for Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator

Step 1 :

Find out the given parameters from the question?

Step 2 :

Calculate the capacitance by using the given formula

C=$\frac{k\varepsilon _{0}A}{s}$

Problems on Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator

1. Find the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor placed in air, the plates having the area 0.2m2 and are separated by 0.05m?

Step 1 :

The given parameters are,

A=0.2m2, s=0.05, $\varepsilon _{0}$=8.854×10-12 F/m and k=1

Step 2 :

The formula is,

C=$\frac{k\varepsilon _{0}A}{s}$

C=$\frac{1×8.854×10^{-12}×0.2}{0.05}$=3.541×10-11 F

The capacitance is given by,

C=3.541×10-11 F

2. Calculate the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor placed in air, the plates having the area 0.5m2 and are separated by 0.025m?

Step 1 :

The given parameters are,

A=0.5m2, s=0.025, $\varepsilon _{0}$=8.854×10-12 F/m and k=1

Step 2 :

The formula is,

C=$\frac{k\varepsilon _{0}A}{s}$

C=$\frac{1×8.854×10^{-12}×0.5}{0.025}$=1.7708×10-10 F