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Capacitance of a Thundercloud. The charge center of a

University Physics | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321675460 | Authors: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ISBN: 9780321675460 31

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Problem 62P

Capacitance of a Thundercloud. The charge center of a thundercloud, drifting 3.0 km above the earth’s surface, contains 20 C of negative charge. Assuming the charge center has a radius of 1.0 km, and modeling the charge center and the earth’s surface as parallel plates, calculate: (a) the capacitance of the system; (b) the potential difference between charge center and ground; (c) the average strength of the electric field between cloud and ground; (d) the electrical energy stored in the system.

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Introduction First we have to calculate the capacitance considering the earth’s surface and the cloud as parallel plate capacitor. Then we have to calculate the potential difference between charge center and ground. Then we have to calculate the electric field strength. And finally we have to calculate the electrical energy stored in the system. Step 1 The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor is given by Here A is the surface area and is given by So the capacitance is Now here we have 3 r = 1.0 km = 1.0 × 10 m. 0= 8.85 × 10 12 F/m 3 And d = 3.0 km = 3.0 × 10 m. Hence the capacitance of the earth cloud system is

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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

University Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321675460. Since the solution to 62P from 24 chapter was answered, more than 438 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This full solution covers the following key subjects: Charge, center, thundercloud, capacitance, surface. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 26 chapters, and 2929 solutions. The answer to “Capacitance of a Thundercloud. The charge center of a thundercloud, drifting 3.0 km above the earth’s surface, contains 20 C of negative charge. Assuming the charge center has a radius of 1.0 km, and modeling the charge center and the earth’s surface as parallel plates, calculate: (a) the capacitance of the system; (b) the potential difference between charge center and ground; (c) the average strength of the electric field between cloud and ground; (d) the electrical energy stored in the system.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 81 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: University Physics, edition: 13. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 62P from chapter: 24 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:07PM.

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