Asked by challenging_genius | 14th Apr, 2008, 02:15: PM

Expert Answer:

It is the ability of a body to hold electric charge.

When a conductor is given  a charge "Q", it aquires a potential "V" which is proportional to the charge given to it ie.

if we open the proportionallty constant we get


C=Q/V Where C is constant of  proportionality and is called the capacitance which is defined as the amount of charge in coulomb necessary to increase the potential of a conductor by 1 volt The S.I unit of the capacitance is  Farad. (symbol-F)


Answered by  | 15th Apr, 2008, 07:47: PM

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