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EDIT:Problem has been solved.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

"The circuit has been connected as shown in the figure for a 'long' time.

(See attached diagram)

What is the magnitude of the electric potential across the capacitor? Answer in units of V."

Given:

[tex]R_{1} = 32 \Omega[/tex]

[tex]R_{2} = 1 \Omega[/tex]

[tex]R_{3} = 40 \Omega[/tex]

[tex]R_{4} = 26 \Omega[/tex]

[tex]C = 16 \mu F[/tex]

[tex]\Delta V = 27 V[/tex]

Unknown:

[tex]V_{C} = ?[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

[tex]C = \frac{Q}{V}[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

Oh, boy. Once again, if I could only grasp the conceptual parts of the problem, I could finish the mathematical parts with no problem.

I was stumped at the first look at the circuit-- I didn't even know what type of circuit it was until I Googled it.

My main question, though, is this: How, exactly, is current split across a bridge circuit? Is it parallel or series? How would one reduce it to an equivalent resistor?

The other question I didn't get was that it asks for the voltage of the capacitor, yet they give current instead of charge with no quantitative time specified with which to find the charge.

It's a shame, too, because I'm usually really good with circuit diagrams.

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# Homework Help: A Bridge Circuit Capacitor

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