|Created||August 13, 2020|
|Last modified||December 23, 2020|
A parallel plate capacitor has equal and opposite surface charges on the inner surfaces of the two plates, leading to parallel electric field lines in the small gap between the plates.
This example is from the Electrons at Rest chapter of Ultimate Electronics Book. It shows electric field lines within a parallel plate capacitor. There are equal and opposite surface charges on the two plates, yielding a nonzero electric field in the gap between the plates. (A small field may exist in the air around the plates.)
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