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Capacitors

Two parallel plates which store charge.
When plugged into a circuit with a battery, electrons leave the negative terminal of the battery and flow
to one of the plates. Electrons flow from the other plate to the positive terminal of the battery.
Each plate has an equal and opposite…

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Since electrons are forced off one plate onto another, energy is stored by the capacitor in the form of
electric potential.
On a graph V on Q, the energy = the area underneath the graph, as E=0.5QV.
The theoretical value of energy often differs to the real value, as some…

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