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Capacitors

6 videos
4C: Capacitors are simply components which store electrostatic energy in a field. They are similar to batteries - however, capacitors only store new electricity rather than producing it through a chemical reaction like a battery does. You will walk through a mathematical description of how capacitors function and how they work within electrical circuits.

Capacitors and capacitance

VIDEO 5:43 minutes
A basic overview of capacitors and capacitance. By David Santo Pietro.

Capacitance

VIDEO 13:35 minutes
Introduction to the capacitance of a two place capacitor.

Energy of a capacitor

VIDEO 6:23 minutes
This video explains the potential of a capacitor and how they function in a circuit. By David Santo Pietro.

Capacitors in series

VIDEO 9:35 minutes
The effect on voltage and current when capacitors are constructed in series in a circuit. By David Santo Pietro.

Capacitors in parallel

VIDEO 10:01 minutes
The effect on voltage and current when capacitors are constructed in parallel in a circuit. By David Santo Pietro.

Dielectrics in capacitors

VIDEO 6:27 minutes
How dielectrics function in circuits. By David Santo Pietro.