# Capacitance of a Parallel Plate Capacitor

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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 C is the capacitance, permittivity is the permittivity of the dielectric material between the plates (usually vacuum permittivity, 8.854187817 × 10−12 F/m), area is the area of one of the plates in square meters, and distance is the separation between the two plates in meters.

## Parameter usage:

• `area` = area of the plates
• `distance` = distance between the plates
• `permittivity` = permittivity of the dielectric material

## Example valid values:

• `area` = 1.5 m2
• `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.