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Re: [Phys-L] The status of Kirchhoff''s laws

On 2013, Mar 02, , at 19:25, Bruce Sherwood <> wrote:

A footnote: Note the value of considering a capacitor to have finite rather
than infinite plates. What matters for approximate analyses is that the
size of the capacitor be large compared to the gap distance, but don't go
to the infinite limit too soon.

Now I wonder -- If one wants to discharge a cap. very rapidly (e.g. for a flash lamp or a pulse circuit) would a large parallel plate cap be disadvantages? Or are there other factors involved?

bc wonders if the placement of the connecting wires is also a factor?