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3 capcitors (series? parallel?) i cant tell

  1. Jun 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This isnt really a homework question but I figured this would be the best place to post it. Say I had three capacitors like this picture below, I need to combine them into one equivalent capacitor.

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    2. Relevant equations

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I BELIEVE that C1 and C2 are in parallel, and then after I add those together, I can solve for that one and C3 in parallel... but I'm not 100% sure. Any help appreciated!
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2009 #2

    negitron

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    It's obvious how the caps are connected if you redraw the schematic so that all the terminals which are eventually connected to the same line (i.e., at equipotential) go to a single point.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2009 #3
    oh! so all 3 are parallel then. right?
     
  5. Jun 20, 2009 #4

    negitron

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    Bingo.
     
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