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A Bridge Circuit Capacitor [Solved]
EDIT: Problem has been solved.
"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]
[tex]C = \frac{Q}{V}[/tex]
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.
EDIT: Problem has been solved.
Homework Statement
"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]
Homework Equations
[tex]C = \frac{Q}{V}[/tex]
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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