# coefficient of capacitance

## coefficient of capacitance

[¦kō·ə′fish·ənt əv kə′pas·ə·təns] (electricity)

One of the coefficients which appears in the linear equations giving the charges on a set of conductors in terms of the potentials of the conductors; a coefficient is equal to the ratio of the charge on a given conductor to the potential of the same conductor when the potentials of all the other conductors are 0.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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