Capacitance

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electromagnetism

Capacitance is the ability to hold an electric charge.

Abbreviated as \(C\) or \(CAP\)

FORMULA

Where:

\(C\) = capacitance

\(Q\) = electrical charge that is stored on the capacitor

\(V\) = potential difference (the voltage between the capacitor's plates)

Solve for:

\(Q = CV \)

\(V = \frac { Q } { C }\)