Define the capacity of a capacitor. Write down three factors upon which capacity of a capacitor depends. | web4study

Define the capacity of a capacitor. Write down three factors upon which capacity of a capacitor depends.

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The capacity of a Capacitor:

If a capacitor holds a charge q at potential difference V between the plates, then the ratio charge q to the potential difference V.

i.e. q/v is a constant called Capacity of the Capacitor and denoted by ‘C’ or C=q/v.

Factors on which capacity depends:

(i) Area of the plates, greater the area, greater is the capacity.

(ii) distance between the plates. lesser the distance, greater is the capacity.

(iii) Nature of the medium between the plates greater the capacity of the medium is Mica or oiled paper rather than air.


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