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DC Electronics Theory 14 Segment 1 – Capacitance & the CapacitorDCT14S1

December 3, 2019


In 1752 Benjamin Franklin’s experiment proved
that lightning is electricity. The device that enabled him to make the connection
between the swift crooked motion of static electricity
and lightning was the Leiden jar. Created in 1745 by Professor Van Musschenbroek,
in Leiden Holland. Today we know that the Leiden Jar was actually
the first capacitor. In this lesson we will study capacitors, an
essential electronic component. In the first part of this lesson, Capacitance
and the Capacitor we will see how a capacitor stores electrical
energy in an electrostatic field and explore the factors that determine the
amount of capacitance in a capacitor. In the second segment of this lesson, Capacitor
Action and the RC Time Constant we will see how a capacitor charges and discharges. Next we will see some applications of capacitors
in circuits and study how an Ohmmeter can be used to test
capacitors. Finally in Connecting Capacitors and Capacitor
types, we will calculate total capacitance when capacitors
are connected in parallel and in series. We will also look at the various types of
capacitors, including non polarized capacitors and polarized electrolytic
capacitors.

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  • Reply Skodra December 30, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    What is the next vido?
    Great videos btw!

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