The paper dielectric in a paper-and-foil capacitor is 0.0785 mm thick. Its dielectric constant is 2.35, and its dielectric strength is 49.5 MV/m. Assume that the geometry is that of a parallel-plate capacitor, with the metal foil serving as the plates.
a. What area of each plate is required for for a 0.300 uF capacitor?
b. If the electric field in the paper is not to exceed one-half the dielectric strength, what is the maximum potential difference that can be applied across the compactor?