• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

This experiment is going to consist of using a book as a capacitor.Research question How does the amount of pages between the aluminum foil (x) affect the amount of charge/farads (y) the book can hold?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

IB Physics IA

Exciting Farads

Carlos Cruz

Mr. Hayes 6th PeriodIntroduction:

        This is a simple lab in which you will able to create your own capacitor, but first of all we must understand what a capacitor is and how it works. I capacitor is an electric circuit element used to store charge temporarily, consisting in general of two metallic plates separated and insulated from each other by a dielectric. In other words it’s a device that holds and electrical charge and then releases it all at once. It is not a battery/cell. It does not create electricity. It just holds it. This experiment is going to consist of using a book as a capacitor.

image01.pngimage00.png

Research question

...read more.

Middle

Measuring the variables

-Voltmeter

-Book

-Two sheets of aluminum foil

-Two cables that attach to the voltmeter

To measure the amount of farads the foil will hold you must hook everything up as seem in the latter diagram. The voltmeter must be set to farads and connected to both ends of the foils sticking out of the book.  To change the distance between the sheets of foil just add a page or two each time between the sheets of foil. To make sure that your controlled variables are controlled don’t move the book and use the same book each time. Also make sure you are in the same room

...read more.

Conclusion

        Some ways of improving this experiment is using a more accurate and precise voltmeter and more trials, also using a new battery each time but with the exact same voltage as the previous one. This way the human error and apparatus error would be somewhat lowered

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Physics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Physics essays

  1. Telescopes - science research project.

    [9] Here comes some difference with two generations i.e. of current and next generation. The biggest ground-mounted telescope functioning currently is Gran Telescopio Canarias having an aperture of 10.4 m and light-combining zone of 74m2. There are some other scheduled tremendously big telescopes that contain 30 m/655 m2 Thirty Meter

  2. Aim of the Laboratory Experiment: Understanding of propagation of light waves phenomena by using ...

    Two lamps of light intensity 35 cd are used and are connected to a source of 12 V. After that one lamp is set at 15 cm from its respective lamella. The second lamp is moved until both surfaces are equally illuminated.

  1. Physics Wave revision question

    the distance between any two crests of the wave. C. the distance moved by a wavefront during one oscillation of the source. D. the distance moved by a particle in the wave during one oscillation of the source. (1)

  2. Design Lab, Charge on Balloons

    Hence, this experiment won't give 'perfect' results, but an attempt will be made by keeping numerous variables constant. Also, the volume of the balloon can only be measured after the charge has been measured. This is because if the balloon is immersed in water before measuring the charge, he balloon

  1. The Affect of Mass on the Period

    For the first five trials of data point one, the 20 gram mass was attached to the end of the 34cm string. The mass was released from rest at 45 degrees to the vertical, as time collection began simultaneously using the stopwatch.

  2. HL Physics Revision Notes

    Faraday?s Law: The magnitude of an induced e.m.f i proportional to the rate of change of flux linkage Lenz?s Law: The direction of the induced e.m.f is such that is an induced current were able to flow it would oppose the change which caused it 12.2 Alternating Current: Describe the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work