This useful lecture handout (from a Stanford electronics course) comes courtesy the always insightful johngineer. While something inside me died when I read that aesthetics “is a foreign term to EE’s anyway”, it’s a great summary of some of the issues that need to be kept in mind choosing the right capacitor for the right situation, and describes some common situations where you’d use a capacitor and helps you select the right tool for the job. Read Capacitors Demystified for more.
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