Day 55: Capacitor Paradigm Lab

Today, AP Physics 2 students completed the capacitor paradigm lab. The defined the purpose as to graphically and mathematically model the relationship between capacitance, area, and plate separation. They wanted to try different materials between the plates, but I only had acrylic available. I’ll try to get other materials for next year. Students used their best-fit-line equation from yesterday to measure the capacitance of the capacitors that they constructed from copper-clad circuit boards and acrylic.


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