Question
A student was changing one of the dimensions of a square parallel plate capacitor and measuring the resultant charge in a circuit with a battery. However, the student forgot which dimension was being varied, and didn’t write it or any units down. Given the table, which dimension was it?
 Dimension 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 Charge ($\mu\textrm{C}$) 0.5 0.61 0.71 0.86
1. The distance between the plates
2. The area
3. The length of a side
4. Both the area and the length of a side

(c)

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