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PHY 184 Exam 2 Study Guide

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PHY 184 Exam 2 Study Guide PHY 184

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These notes cover everything from 9/27-10/13 on capacitors, current, resistance, and DC circuits
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
Oscar Naviliat Cuncic
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Capacitors, current, resistance, DC circuits
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PHY 184 Week 5 Notes-Capacitors 9/27-9/30  Capacitors o Device that can store energy  Many different uses o Camera Flash o Touch Screens  Essential in Electronics  Capacitor consist of two separated conductors with an insulating layer o Can be rolled up with another insulator to increase the surface and storage  A simple geometry of a capacitor each with area A and distance d in a vacuum with charge on one plate of +q and a charge on the other of -q  The surface of the conductor is an equipotential surface o Equipotential lines are close to each other near the plate and far away outside of the plates  Electric field lines are perpendicular to equipotential lines o Almost uniform between the plates o Far from the plates it acts as a dipole  Field outside of the plates is called the fringe field Capacitance  The main property of a Capacitor is its Capacitance  Capacitance is given by q o C=| | ∆V  Capacitance is an intrinsic value of the capacitor o It cannot change  Capacitance shows how much charge can be stored at a given Voltage ∆V o q=C ¿) Farad  The unit of capacitance is called the Farad 1C o 1F= 1V  1 Farad is a very large capacitance o Most Capacitors range from pF to μF Finite Parallel Plates  We already know that σ q o E= ε = Aε o 0  The voltage difference between the plates is ∆ V=−∫Eds o  From the negative to positive plate −Eds =¿Ed d o ∆V=− ∫ 0  Capacitance of Parallel Plates is therefore Aε C= q = 0 o ∆V| d Cylindrical Capacitor  Consider a capacitor constructed by 2 co-axial conducting cylinders of length L inner radius r a1d outer radius r 2 o Inner cylinder has charge -q and outer cylinder has charge +q  From symmetry electric field is radial ∯ E ∙dA=−E ∯ dA=−E 2πrL = −q  ε0 q o E= ε 2πrL 0  Voltage difference is f r2 2 q q r o ∆ V=−∫E∙ds=− E∫r= ∫ dr= ln 2 i r1 1ε02πrL 0 2πL r1  Capacitance is then q q ε 2πL C= = = 0 o |∆V q r2 r2 ln ln ε02πL r1 r1 Spherical Capacitor  Capacitor made of 2 concentric spheres o Inner sphere charged to -q with radius r 1 o Outer sphere charged to +q with radius r 2  Electric Field is radial and uniform  Applying Gauss Law E ∙dA=EA=E(4πr )=2 q o ∯ ε0 q E= 2  4πε 0 Voltage difference is f 2 2 q −q 1 1 o ∆ V=− ∫∙ds=− Ed∫= ∫ 2dr= 4πε r( )− r i 1 14πε 0 0 1 2  Capacitance r r C=4πε 0 1 2 o r2−r1 Capacitance of a Single Sphere  The capacitance of a single sphere is obtained from the above result with the outer sphere having an infinite radius C=4πε R o 0  Potential is then q o ∆ V=k r Electric Properties of a Capacitor  These configurations use a vacuum to separate the plates o ε d0termines the electrical properties Dielectric Materials  2 layers of a capacitor are separated by and insulating material that is dielectric o 2 kinds of dielectric material, polar and non-polar  Polar materials have a permanent dipole moment  These dipoles are randomly oriented  Electric fields will make them all point the same way  Non-polar materials have no permanent dipole moment  Can be polarized to align in an electric field o Smaller effect than polar  These materials serve several purposes o Provides a way to maintain separation o Provides insulation o Increases the capacitance o Allows capacitor to hold a higher voltage Electric Field in a Dielectric  In a dielectric, the Field d resulting from the aligned dipole will reduce E ET=E−E d o Capacitor with Dielectrics  Placing a dielectric has the effect of lowering the electric field allowing more charge to be stored  It will increase the capacitance of the capacitor by a dielectric constant κ. C=κC o air κ ≡1,κ ≡1 o vaccum air Parallel Plate Capacitor  Placing a dielectric between the plates E=E a=r q = q o κ κε0A εA  Electric permittivity o ε=κε 0  Making Capacitance εA o C= d Work to Charge a Capacitor  When a battery charges a capacitor charge accumulates on the capacitor  We have to work to put charges on something already charged  Work is therefore dW=∆V ' dq' o  If there is a capacitance C dW=∆V dq =' q'dq' o C  Total work is then qq' 1 q o Wt=∫dW= ∫ dq'= 0C 2 C  Energy stored in the Capacitor is then given by 1 q2 1 2 1 o U= = CV = qV 2 C 2 2  Electric Energy Density, u, is defined by potential energy per volume  For a Parallel Plate Capacitor U CV 2 1 2 o u= Ad= 2Ad =2ε 0 Circuits with Capacitors  Electric Circuits are a set of elements connected with wires  These need some form of power source Wires  Wires are represented by a line o All points of the wire are at the same potential  Equivalent to a point Charging and Discharging a Capacitor  When connected to a battery, current will flow until the capacitor is charged Combination of Capacitors  Parallel o Potential is the same across all the capacitors  V=V =1 =…2V n o Charges are given by q=q +q +…+q =(C +C +…C )V  1 2 n 1 2 n  Series o Charge is the same across the series V= q o c eq 1 1 1 1 = + +…+  C eq C 1 C 2 C n PHY 184 Week 6 Notes-Currents and Resistance 10/3-10/6  The battery produces a constant voltage  When closed the current is able to flow o Don’t forget only the electrons move  In the absence of an electric field electrons move randomly within the conductor o When an electric field is applied electrons get an additional velocity called drift velocity  It is 10 times slower than thermal velocity  How is it almost instant then? o Closing the current starts an electric field and sets the electrons in motion Charge Carriers  Consider a conductor with cross section A and electric field E  Suppose there are n positive carriers per unit volume, all evenly distributed in the same dV with drift velocity v d o In time dt the distance traveled is  dx=v dt  The volume of charges though A is o Adx=Av dt  The number of charges is given by nAv dt d  If each charge has charge e, the charge dq is o dq=nevdAdt  Electric current is therefore dq o i=dt=nev d  Charge carriers in real life are electrons o Charge is -e  Everything goes to the left  Expression remains unchanged due to a double negative  By convention current flows from positive to negative  The unit of current is called the Ampere or Amp Current Density  Consider a current i flowing in a conductor with area A o Current though area is J  i=∫J∙dA  If the current is uniform and perpendicular to the surface i=JA o J= =nev  A d  Current Density is parallel to electric field and anti-parallel to the drift velocity Resistivity  Some materials conduct electricity better than others  If we apply voltage across the conductor we get some current, if the same voltage is applied to an insulator we get less current  This is called resistivity o Describes the inability to conduct ρ=E  J  Units are in Ωm Ohm’s Law  There is a ratio between current and voltage ΔV o R= i  When a potential difference is applied to a conductor and we ΔV measure the current R= remains constant i  Ohm’s Law states o ΔV=iR  Units of resistance are in Ohms 1V o 1Ω= 1A Resistance  When applying a potential difference across the conductor the resistance will a determine how large the current is o Large R, small i  The property of a device that describes an inability to conduct is called the resistance o It is a property of the material  Imagine a narrow pipe  Depends on material and geometry  Consider a homogenous wire of length L and cross section A o Magnitude of electric field is related to the potential difference E= ∆V  L o Magnitude of J is J= i  A o Resistance ΔV E L ΔV A Ri A A  ρ= J i =( i (L)( i (L) ( )L A L  R=ρ A Resistivity and Conductivity  Resistivity and Conductivity are both inverses of each other 1 o ρ= σ 1 o σ= ρ Temperature dependence of Resistivity  The resistivity of a material is determined in part by its temperature  In metals, this is a linear dependence over a wide range of temperatures  This relation is given by o ρ−ρ 0ρ α0T−T ) o  Where ρ  is the resistivity at a given temperature ρ 0  is the resitivy at a given reference temperature  α is the temperature coefficient of electric resistivity  The resistance is then o R−R 0R α0T(T o) Thermistors  Thermistors are resistors with a heavy reliance on temperature o They can be used to measure temperature  Resistance decreases with increasing temperature Resistors in Series  Resistors that are connected such that the same current flows through all the resistors are connected in series  Voltage in a series is given by V=V +V +…+V o 1 2 n  Current is given by V=i(R 1R +2+R ) n o  Equivalent Resistance is given by o ReqR 1R 2…+R n Resistors in Parallel  When 2+ resistors are connected such that they share the same potential difference they are connected in parallel  From Ohm’s Law i = V o a R a  Since potential difference each resistor is equal to the potential difference provided by the battery the currents are given by V V o i1= and 2 = R1 R2  Current is from the source must equal the sum i=i +i +…+i o 1 2 n  Therefore the equivalent resistance is 1 1 1 1 o R eq R1+ R2+…+ R n Electric Energy and Power  When introducing the fundamental concepts, we have seen that the work of external forces required to move a charge across a potential is related to dU o dU=dqΔV i= dq  dt we can rewrite the differenctial as o dU=idtΔV  Power is defined as P= dU =iΔV o dt  Unit of Power is the Watt  Electric bills are based on energy used o Energy is Power X Time Energy in a Resistor  Using Ohm’s Law 2 V 2 o P=i ΔV=i R= r PHY 184 Week 7 Notes-DC Circuits 10/10-10/13  Most practical circuits cannon be resolved into series or parallel systems of capacitors and resistors o To handle this we use Kirchhoff’s rules  A Junction is a place where 3+ wires connect o Each connection between 2 junctions is called a branch  Each branch has the same current within the branch  A Loop in a current is any set of connected wires forming a closed path o You can get back to where you started Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule  The sum of currents entering a junction equals the sum of currents leaving the junction  Positive terms enter, negative terms exit n i =0 o k=1k  Consider a Junction with current i e1tering and i an2 i lea3ing i =i +i o 1 2 3  This is a direct result of conservation of electric charge o Junctions cannot store charge Kirchhoff’s Loop Rule  The potential difference of a complete loop is equal to 0 o Direction is irrelevant  All that matter is that you follow the same conventions around the loop  Resistors o Along Current  -iR o Opposite Current  +iR  Battery o Same as emf  +V o Opposite emf  -V  Emf goes from negative to positive  The direction you travel around the loop and the direction of the current are totally arbitrary o Will not change final result outside of a minus sign General Observations  Voltage drop is a linear relation  Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule established linear relations between currents in the junctions o Coefficients are +1 or -1  If a circuit contains only batteries and resistors Kirchhoff’s Loop Rule established other linear relations  For Linear circuits we can determine the voltage by knowing the current in each branch  A circuit with n junction has n-1 independent equations  A circuit with 4 junctions and three loops have 3 equations from junctions and 3 from loops o Choose the smallest loops to work on Analysis of Linear Circuits  Choose a direction for all currents  Choose loops and a way to travel them  Write the n-1 relations for currents  Look at ΔV along the selected loops and write the loop and write the loop rule  Finally, you have N equations and N unknowns o You can solve the equation Devices  Ammeter measures current o Is in series and has low resistance  A Voltmeter Measures Voltage o Is in parallel and has high resistance RC Circuits  An RC circuit has both a resistor and a capacitor o They will vary over time Charging a Capacitor  We start with the capacitor uncharged  When the switch is closed current begins to flow building the charge on the capacitor o This creates a potential difference in the capacitor  When the capacitor is fully charged no current will flow o Potential from the capacitor and the battery are equal  When charged the charge on the plates is  q=CV  To Calculate the current in the circuit we use the KLR for a single loop  Start at a given point with arbitrary current and loop directions  Applying KLR V−i t)R− q(t=0 o C  By definition dq(t) o (t= dt  So we can rewrite KLR as V− dq(t− q(t=0 o dt C  Which can be rearranged to dq(t) 1 q o ( ) = − ( ) () dt R c  Integrating this and solving for q gives −t o qt)=qmax(1−eRC)¿ o τ=RC qmaxCV o  Current flowing though the circuit is the time derivative −t (t= V eRC o r i0= V  R  Potential difference across a capacitor can be written RC o V t)=V (1−e ) Discharging a Capacitor  Consider the circuit containing one resistor and one capacitor o When disconnected from a battery the charged capacitor will begin to discharge until depleted  Vr+V i0 q(t)  (t)R+ C =0  Solution is therefo−t RC o q(t=q 0  Current is q o it)= RC


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