# Capacitors - Excellent Explanation

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by ZeroPhonic, Jul 27, 2005.

1. ### ZeroPhonic Thread Starter New Member

Jul 26, 2005
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An excellent explanation of capacitor action.

Succeeded in filling this particular void in my understanding whereas other literature were only succeeding in expanding it.

Difficult to pin-point exactly which part made my mind 'click' however the visual aids relating an increase/decrease in voltage change to current magnitude and direction was simply superb.

ZeroP

2. ### William J. Andrews New Member

Aug 15, 2005
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I am new at understanding capacitors and how they work I was hoping for someone to explain to me a problem in which I 'm trying to solve, I have an objective 1.) use a varible to represent a physical quantity. 2.) Given an equation , insert numerical values for the varibles. 3.) Solve for a single unknown in an equation. 4.) use scientific notation. example A 5 uF capacitor has 5x10-4th power coulombs of charge stored on its plates find the voltage across the capacitor. Can anyone help me with this ?

3. ### mozikluv AAC Fanatic!

Jan 22, 2004
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hi william,

i believe the answer to your query lies in the capacitor topic.

as to your item 4., this are the formulas involve:

Q = IT

Q = CV

V = Q/C

Q - charge in coulombs