The unit of capacitance in the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the capacitance of a capacitor having an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a potential difference of 1 volt between the plates.
The basic unit of electric capacitance in the SI and MKS systems, equal to the capacitance of a capacitor that stores a charge of one coulomb when one volt is applied.
The SI derived unit used to measure electric capacitance. A capacitor in which a stored charge of one coulomb provides an electric potential difference of one volt across its plates has a capacitance of one farad.
A standard unit of measurement for capacitors (capacitance). Named after the English physicist Michael Faraday, one Farad (F) is equal to an increase of one volt when a charge of one coulomb is applied. In microelectronics, measurements are typically in microFarads (mF) or picoFarads (pF). See capacitance, coulomb and Faraday cage.
Origin of farad
- After Michael Faraday
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after the English physicist Michael Faraday.