# Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

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## Textbook Convex Optimization Theory Athena Scientific

Refer to the for your program outline. This TechNote reviews concepts and theory of capacitive sensing to help in optimizing capacitive sensor performance. It also defines capacitive sensing terms as used throughout Lion Precision literature and manuals. Noncontact capacitive sensors work by measuring changes in an electrical property called capacitance. Capacitance describes how two conductive objects with a space between them respond to a voltage difference applied to them. When a voltage is applied to the conductors, an electric field is created between them causing positive and negative charges to collect on each object (Fig.

6). If the polarity of the voltage is reversed, the charges will also reverse. Capacitive sensors use an alternating voltage which causes the charges to continually reverse their positions. The moving of the charges creates an alternating electric current which is detected by the sensor (Fig. 7). The amount of current flow is determined by the capacitance, and the capacitance is determined by the area and proximity of the conductive objects.

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Larger and closer objects cause greater current than smaller and more distant objects. The capacitance is also affected by the type of nonconductive material in the gap between the objects. Technically speaking, the capacitance is directly proportional to the surface area of the objects and the dielectric constant of the material between them, and inversely proportional to the distance between them (Fig. 8). When a voltage is applied to a conductor, the electric field emanates from every surface. In a capacitive sensor, the sensing voltage is applied to the Sensing Area of the probe (Figs.

9, 5). Scott Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to UT Austin, he spent nine years as a professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Aaronson's research in theoretical computer science has focused mainly on the capabilities and limits of quantum computers. His first book, Quantum Computing Since Democritus, was published in 7568 by Cambridge University Press.

He's received the National Science Foundation's Alan T.