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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A capacitor is designed so that one plate is large and the other is small. If the plates are connected to a battery, (a) the large plate has a greater charge than the small plate, (b) the large plate has less charge than the small plate, or (c) the plates have equal, but opposite, charge.

To determine
The charge on the plates.

Explanation

The charge on the plates is determined only by the polarity of the battery and not the area of the plates.

Conclusion:

The plate connected to the positive end of the battery gets negatively charged...

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