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   * We are only concerned about a snapshot in time, so the current is $I$, even though this may change at a later time as the capacitor charges.   * We are only concerned about a snapshot in time, so the current is $I$, even though this may change at a later time as the capacitor charges.
   * The electric field between the plates is the same as the electric field between infinite plates (we'll ignore the electric field at the edges of the capacitor): This allows us to assume the electric field is constant between the plates. This is a good assumption with two big plates that are very close together.   * The electric field between the plates is the same as the electric field between infinite plates (we'll ignore the electric field at the edges of the capacitor): This allows us to assume the electric field is constant between the plates. This is a good assumption with two big plates that are very close together.
-  * The electric field outside the plates is zero: This also ties back to having two big plates separated by a small distance.+  * The electric field outside the plates is zero: This also ties back to having two big plates separated by a small distance. Making this assumption allows us to simplify down our equations when calculating the flux through our surface.
  
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