By Greg Caswell
Why would a Reliability practitioner need to know this? Where there is electricity, that is, electrons moving collectively, there is capacitance. In systems, especially complex systems, changes in capacitance, or the incidental formative presence of an undesired capacitance can impose a spurious system response which could lead to a functional failure. In the grand scheme of things, it would be advantageous for the reliability practitioner to have a perspective on capacitance. This presentation provides one such viewpoint.