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Capacitance of metal spheres and of a spherical capacitor

Capacitance of metal spheres and of a spherical capacitor

Item no.: P2420300

Experiment Type: Teacher Experiment, Laboratory Experiment

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Metal spheres with different radii and a spherical capacitor are charged by means of a variable voltage. The induced charges are determined with a measuring amplifier. The corresponding capacitances are deduced from voltage and charge values.


  • Supplies non-hazardous high voltage
  • Several conductive spheres included
  • Clever investment: The included universal measuring amplifier can also be used for other applications


  1. Determination of the capacitance of three metal spheres with different diameters.
  2. Determination of the capacitance of a spherical capacitor.
  3. Determination of the diameters of each test body and calculation of their capacitance values.

What you can learn about

  • Voltage
  • Potential
  • Charge
  • Electric field
  • Electrostatic induction
  • Electrostatic induction constant
  • Capacitance
  • Capacitor
  • Dielectrics
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p2420300e.pdf Experiment guide, English 263.91 KB

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