farad

(F)
   the SI unit of electric capacitance. Very early in the study of electricity scientists discovered that a pair of conductors separated by an insulator can store a much larger charge than an isolated conductor can store. The better the insulator, the larger the charge that the conductors can hold. This property of a circuit is called capacitance, and it is measured in farads. One farad is defined as the ability to store one coulomb of charge per volt of potential difference between the two conductors. This is a natural definition, but the unit it defines is very large. In practical circuits, capacitance is often measured in microfarads, nanofarads, or sometimes even in picofarads (10-12 farad, or trillionths of a farad). The unit is named for the British physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867), who was known for his work in electricity and electrochemistry.

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  • farad — farad …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • farad — [ farad ] n. m. • 1874; du nom du physicien Faraday ♦ Unité de mesure de capacité électrique (symb. F). Un condensateur d un millionième de farad (1 μ F). ● farad nom masculin (de Faraday, nom propre) Unité SI de capacité électrique (symbole F)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Farad — ist die kohärente SI Einheit für die elektrische Kapazität. Sie wurde nach Michael Faraday benannt. Einheit Norm SI Einheit Einheitenname Farad Einheitenzeichen F Beschriebene Größe(n) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Farad'n — Corrino Farad n Corrino Personnage de Dune …   Wikipédia en Français

  • farad — FARÁD, farazi, s.m. Unitate de măsură a capacităţii electrice (în sistemul de unităţi de măsură metru kilogram secundă amper), egală cu capacitatea unui condensator electric care acumulează o sarcină de un coulomb la tensiunea de un volt. – Din… …   Dicționar Român

  • Farád — Administration …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fàrad — m fiz. SI jedinica električnog kapaciteta (simbol F), jedan farad je kapacitet kondenzatora koji nosi naboj od jednog coulomba pri potencijalnoj razlici od jednog volta (F = C/V), farad je vrlo velika jedinica za normalnu uporabu i stoga se češće …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • farad — fàrad m DEFINICIJA fiz. SI jedinica električnog kapaciteta (simbol F), jedan farad je kapacitet kondenzatora koji nosi naboj od jednog coulomba pri potencijalnoj razlici od jednog volta (F = C/V), farad je vrlo velika jedinica za normalnu uporabu …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Farad — Far ad, n. [From Michael Faraday, the English electrician.] (Elec.) The standard unit of electrical capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro motive force of one volt, is equal to the amount of electricity which, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Farad — (F.), Einheit der elektrischen Kapazität, ausgedrückt durch die Kapazität eines Kondensators, der durch 1 Coulomb auf 1 Volt geladen wird; s. Elektrische Maßeinheiten, S. 642 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Farad — Farad, s. Maßsystem, absolutes …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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