
 Numerical Analysis of Potential and Capacitance 
  The capacitance of a conducting body is defined as C = q / V, where q is the amount of charge on the body, and V is the potential of the body relative to some reference. 
  If you are interested in reading the stepbystep derivation of the capacitance, along with an exploration of what we mean when we say ``capacitance,'' then you can download the full 23page paper, in postscript format. 
  Thus, as the equipotentials approach ellipsoids, the capacitance approaches a constant value that is independent of further increases in plate distance. 
 www.ttccmc.net /~fme/captance.html (1927 words) 
