I was just introduced to the concept of capacitance, and I am having a hard time understanding what my textbook is trying to convey…
It says (I am translating):
"A conductor with a high capacitance can bear a high charge while remaining at relatively low potential".
Where is the potential? Between what and what?
My second doubt is that it would seem to be a greater achievement to maintain a high charge with a high difference in potential than with a low difference in potential.
I am clearly not totally understanding the concept itself: could somebody just explain the gist of what I am missing?