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liam1992 is offline
Mar7-12, 12:02 PM
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For my electronics work I have a question to answer:

"A 1000V source is used to fully charge a 1μF capacitor. The capacitor is then disconnected from the source and connected to two additional capacitors (2μF and 8μF) as shown in the circuit schematic below.
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a) Calculate the final voltage across the 1μF capacitor after connecting it to the two capcitors.
b) Calculate the variation of energy associated with this process."

For the first part am I supposed to act as if the three capacitors are in parallel or what? And for the second bit what is the variation of energy? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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