# Capacitance of a Parallel Plate Capacitor

**Formula:**`C = (permittivity * area) / distance`

## Introduction to Capacitance of a Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator

The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor is determined by the formula ** C = (permittivity * area) / distance**, where

**is the capacitance,**

*C***is the permittivity of the dielectric material between the plates (usually vacuum permittivity, 8.854187817 × 10**

*permittivity*^{−12}F/m),

**is the area of one of the plates in square meters, and**

*area***is the separation between the two plates in meters.**

*distance*## Parameter usage:

`area`

= area of the plates`distance`

= distance between the plates`permittivity`

= permittivity of the dielectric material

## Example valid values:

`area`

= 1.5 m^{2}`distance`

= 0.01 m`permittivity`

= 8.854187817 × 10^{−12}F/m

## Output:

`capacitance`

= capacitance in farads (F)

## Data validation

Parameters `area`

and `distance`

must be greater than zero. The `permittivity`

should be a positive value.

## Summary

This calculator helps determine the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor given its physical properties. It is used in various fields of engineering and physics.

Tags: Physics, Capacitor, Capacitance, Electromagnetism