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Small Angle Approximation for Non-parallel Plate Capacitors with Applications in Experimental Gravitation

  title={Small Angle Approximation for Non-parallel Plate Capacitors with Applications in Experimental Gravitation},
  author={Bijunath R. Patla},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • B. Patla
  • Published 14 August 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
An approximate analytical formula for the capacitance of a non-parallel plate capacitor with small values of inclination angles and distance separations of the plates is presented. Most applications involving position sensing or stabilizing the proof masses of precision gravity experiments (for example, testing the equivalence principle) often use a parallel plate approximation for modeling the capacitance, which in turn, is used for estimating the noise. The analytical approximation presented… 

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