The author Stephan Menzel provides an introduction into capacitor technology and describes the wide range of capacitor types with their properties and parameters.
This chapter imparts basic knowledge on the relationships between the electric field, permittivity, as well as the structure and operating principles of a capacitor.
The electrical parameters and essential characteristics of a capacitor are explained in greater detail for the reader. This extends from the actual capacitance of a capacitor through to the interdependencies.
Existing capacitor types and their characteristics are presented. Film, electrolyte and ceramic capacitors are considered in detail.