Flashcards in 6.1 - Capacitors Deck (8):
What is a Capacitor?
A circuit component that stores energy by separating charges into two electrical conductors with an insulator between them.
What is Capacitance?
The quantity of charge which can be stored per unit potential difference across the plates of the capacitor
What is the unit of Capacitance?
What is one Farad equal to?
One Coulomb per volt
What is the equation for Capacitance?
What is Exponential Decay?
When the quantity decreases at a rate that is proportional to the magnitude of the quantity at that time
What is the Time Constant?
The time taken for the charge remaining on a capacitor to decrease to 1/e (about 37%) of its initial value