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    Redistribution of Pre-Charged Capacitors

    I first calculated the charge each capacitor has after its directly charged by the 36 V battery. ##Q_1 = C_1 * V = (2 \mu F) * 36 V = 72 \mu C## ##Q_2 = C_2 * V = (5 \mu F) * 36 V = 180 \mu C## ##Q_3 = C_3 * V = (7 \mu F) * 36 V = 252 \mu C## Then these capacitors connect in series, so I...
  2. G

    Questions on Capacitors again

    Well i don't you to solve the question for me but I want you to clarify the concepts pertaining to this question. My question is how do I write a equation for the circuit since the there is same charge on one of the capacitors. While writing the equation should i put the voltage across the...
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    A confusing question on capacitors and voltages across them

    In my opinion, the voltage across the C1 should be 9V as the potential on the side of the positive plate of the capacitor should be (15-6)V and on the other be 0V. Similarly the potential across C2 should be (7-0)V. Here I'm basically assuming that the voltage at the negative terminals of the...
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    Finding the potential across capacitors in capacitor-only circuits

    I tried to attempt it by applying KVL to both the loops. I tried to find a possible charge distribution for the capacitors. I guess this is right. On solving I get: from what I know potential difference between M and N is Q1/C2 but the solution is given as: Where am I wrong?
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    Set up the differential equation showing the voltage V(t) for this RC circuit

    Hi all. I have another exam question that I am not so sure about. I've solved similar problems in textbooks but I have a feeling once again that the correct way to solve this problem is much simpler and eluding me. Especially because my answer to a) is already the solution to c) and d) (I did...
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    I How to measure electric and magnetic fields in asymmetric capacitors?

    Summary: I need to build an asymmetric capacitor, but the mathematics of electromagnetics become too tough, do you have any info that can help? Appreciate it!!! Hello, I am an undergraduate student in engineering and I want to build an asymmetric capacitor, so I need electromagnetics which I...
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    2-Resistor, 2-Capacitor Circuit with Switch

    I already did part a and got the correct answer of 4.8 microC. However, I am unsure how to approach part b, where the switch is closed and apparently the two capacitors end up with different charges. For part b, since there is a path between the two capacitors, I don't know if I am able to...
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    Could someone help with this steady state capacitors questio

    Homework Statement Question: Homework Equations Q =VC V = IR The Attempt at a Solution I dont understand how the capacitor C_2 is in parallel with R, which would dictate that they have the same p.d, but then again the circuit is in stead state and so no current...
  9. Muhammad Usman

    Capacitor Noise Removal?

    --> Hi, I am reading about the capacitors. I have read that the capacitors block DC and behaves as open circuit in DC while short circuit in AC. The reason behind this is the charging and discharging of the capacitor. What is my perception about it, I will mention about it. " During the DC...
  10. Lapse

    What is the Voltage on C1/C2 after the switch closes?

    Homework Statement Homework Equations Vf+(Vi-Vf)e-t/RC Tau = RC The Attempt at a Solution [/B] Normally, I would use the eq'n mentioned above to find Vr in an RC circuit. However, this second capacitor is throwing me off. Is there a new equation I should use? How do I think about this...
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    Engineering RC Circuit/Node voltage question

    Homework Statement Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution So you need to find the voltage across node D while the capacitor is charging, so it is going to be related to the voltage of the capacitor, so a function of time, so you need to come up with the equation for Vc(t), which I...
  12. RedBaron

    Capacitors and regenerative braking

    So I'm interested in adding a bank of capacitors to help reduce the initial load on my batteries when accelerating from a stop but my current set up uses regenerative braking. My electrinics are this order, Motors, VESC, BMS, 10s5p Li-ion pack. If I add capacitors between the bms and vesc to...
  13. R

    Equivalent resistance with a capacitor

    Homework Statement So I need to find the equivalent resistance for the following RC circuit to calculate the time constant, but I got stuck in terms of finding out the equivalent resistance. Homework Equations V = IR The Attempt at a Solution So the thing im not sure on is how do you...
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    B Splitting Up Capacitors | Any Advantage?

    Can someone tell me what is the advantage of using the combination instead of a single capacitor? The same total power would be dissipated?
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    Finite dual disk capacitor: estimating charge distribution

    Homework Statement Working through Purcell (among others) as fun applied math/math modeling refresher. But, I have struggled all week in establishing from first principles that the potential/field/distribution for a configuration of two capacitive disks of radius 1 and separation s along the...
  16. Abhimessi10

    Charge entering into the field between capacitor plates

    Homework Statement A negative charge of mass m enters into the field between two deflecting parallel plates with length 'l' separated by distance 'd' with a velocity 'v'.Assuming electric field to be uniform,find the maximum charge so that it will not hit a plate Homework Equations Kinematic...
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    I Electric potential of an electron in a capacitor

    Why is the electric potential of an electron in a capacitor measured from the negative plate and not the positive plate here? This is from Liboff Introductory quantum mechanics 1st(current is 4th) edition: I don't understand why the distance z is measured from the bottom plate if the...
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    Conductors in capacitor equal but opposite charge?

    Homework Statement If you put a capacitor in some circuit, why exactly do the conductors that form the capacitor have equal and opposite charge? This seems to be assumed in many cases. Homework Equations Is it possible for the conductors to have different magnitude of charge?
  19. Sunanda

    What is the potential of plate B with respect to infinity?

    I have two isolated plates A and B, kept parallel to each other. Now I give charge +Q to the plate A, it will redistribute itself as +Q/2 on the outer plate A and + Q/2 on the inner plate A. Right? Now this will induce charge -Q/2 on the inner plate B and +Q/2 charge on the outer plate B...
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    RC Circuit with parallel resistor

    Homework Statement A circuit contains a capacitor of capacitance C, a power supply of emf E, two resistors of resistances R1 and R2 , and a switch S2 . Resistor R1 is in series with the power supply and R2 is in parallel with the capacitor and the power supply. S2 switches the branch that...
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    B Magnetic field in a capacitor

    When capacitor is leaking ie, when charge is leaking or when it is discharging then will there be any magnetic field between the parallel plates of capcitor?
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    Understanding surge capacitors

    I have a decent understanding of power factor caps, (far from perfect) but I’m not as clear on surge caps. Surge caps store transient voltages and discharge back into the system? Why are they tied to ground? And do they also provide capacitance in the motor circuit they are tied to providing...
  23. K

    Method for testing discharge resistors in 3 phase capacitors

    A couple of months ago I was troubleshooting a blown fuse on a power factor correction capacitor in a 4160v motor starter. While I was working through it I noticed that my DMM (fluke 289) would charge the capacitor to a certain degree while on the Ω function. The current from the meter would...
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    Voltage regulator question

    [mod note: thread moved from homework forum] I have this Mouser voltage regulator Wired according to datasheet see insert photo...
  25. sam charlton

    Supercapacitors for dummies?

    Hello, what is the consensus on using super capacitors to power a 500w electric bike motor. cheap and innovative alternative to li-po batteries or explosion between thighs waiting to happen? the plan is to create something like this: i will use a 24V motor...
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    B Cockcroft Walton Accelerator

    Hi everyone. I am doing some research about Cockcroft Walton Accelerators, because I need to be able to explain them to others as a part of a project. However, in order to understand the Cockcroft Walton Accelerator, I need to be able to understand the Cockcroft Walton Generator first. I have...
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    I Inserting a conductor in a parallel-plate capacitor

    Consider a parallel plate capacitor formed by two plates of length ##L## and width ##d##, separated by a distance ##e##. There is a vacuum in between the plates. Let's note the capacitance of this arrangement ##C_0##. I insert a conducting plate of length ##l=L/2##, with ##D##, and thickness...
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    Capacitors in Hybrid-pi Model and Frequency Response

    This is what I have and I was wondering where C2 might go if I make apply the hybrid pi model on this circuit. I know that all the DC Voltages should be shorted if I were to make use of an equivalent circuit, so that in the hybrid pi model R1 should be in the input and R3 in the output. But what...
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    Engineering Resonance and RCL circuits

    Homework Statement I'm just really lost on this topic and honestly don't have too much of an idea. (a) Using Kirchoff's loop rule, find the differential equation satisfied by the charge q(t). (b) Verify that q(t) = q_max e^-(a/t) cos(ωt) satisfies the differential equation for particular...