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Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 239-243

A Novel Method for Measurement of Capacitances and Their Loss Factors

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Box 203, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Received 26 June 1994; Accepted 20 July 1994

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A novel and simple technique for measurement of capacitances and their losses is presented. The method is based on a partially active-R sinusoidal oscillator. Experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical analysis.