• Engineering
  • Published 2008

Helping students understand real capacitors: measuring efficiencies in a school laboratory

@inproceedings{Sampaio2008HelpingSU,
  title={Helping students understand real capacitors: measuring efficiencies in a school laboratory},
  author={Adriano Pereira Sampaio},
  year={2008}
}
A recent reform in the Portuguese secondary school curriculum reintroduced the study of capacitors. Thus we decided to implement some experimental activities on this subject with our undergraduate students in physics education courses. A recent announcement of a new kind of capacitor being developed by a team of scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which makes use of nanotechnologies, was a great motivation for the study of a topic that could easily be considered ‘out of… CONTINUE READING