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Episode 125: Introducing Capacitors

In this learning episode from the Institute of Physics, students are introduced to capacitors. Through practical investigations, students look at their charge and discharge process.

The activities include:
• demonstration of a 'super capacitor' using large sheets of aluminium foil and polythene
• capacitors in everyday electronic devices
• practical investigation into charging and discharging capacitors
• questions on capacitors and charge storage, with solutions provided

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