5C20.11 - Capacitors with Dielectrics - Studfinder

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Capacitors with Dielectrics - Studfinder
Effects of a Dielectrics
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Studfinder and Wall Mockup.

The studfinder is nothing more than a capacitance meter.  The capacitance value changes as the sensor part of the meter travels over a stud in the wall.  The back side of the wall has been left open so that you may turn this in class and show the position of the studs.

  • William Shanks and Rudy Keil, "Physics with a Stud Finder", TPT, Vol. 23, #5, May 1985, p. 307.
  • H. Richard Crane, "Locating the Studs in a Wall", Vol. 23, #2, Feb. 1985, p. 104.
  • Roy Berendsohn, "What's Behind That Wall?", Popular Mechanics, Vol. 193, #1, Dec/Jan. 2016, p. 37.
  • Roy Berendsohn, "The Indispensable Stud Sensor", Popular Mechanics, Vol. 192, #1, Dec/Jan. 2015, p. 98.
  • H. Richard Crane, "Locating the Studs in a Wall", How Thing Work (1983 - 1995), p. 24.

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