Concept #1: Intro To Dielectrics
Practice: A capacitor in a vacuum is charged to 64V between its plates, then disconnected. Initially, each plate has 32μC. An insulating slab of dielectric glass with k = 3 is placed between the plates. a) What is the capacitor’s new capacitance? b) What is the new voltage across the capacitor?
Practice: A parallel plate capacitor is formed by bringing two circular plates, of radius 0.5 cm, to a distance of 2 mm apart. The capacitor is made so that it has a dielectric of constant between the plates. When the charge on the capacitor is 3 nC, the voltage of the capacitor is 5000 V. What is the dielectric constant?
Example #1: Partial Dielectrics