Cathode-ray-tube oscilloscopes have parallel metal plates inside them to deflect the electron beam. These plates are called the deflecting plates. Typically, they are squares 3.0 cm on a side and separated by 5.0 mm, with vacuum in between. What is the capacitance of these deflecting plates and hence of the oscilloscope? (Note: This capacitance can sometimes have an effect on the circuit you are trying to study and must be taken into consideration in your calculations.)

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