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Adding capacitors in circuit?

  1. Jan 12, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Connecting a capacitor in parallel in a rectifier circuit gives the following graph
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    What effect will, adding a second capacitor in parallel with the first one and the resistor, on the graph? COuld you explain why it will have the effect?
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  3. Jan 12, 2015 #2


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    That's not an attempt at a solution.

    Do you understand why adding the first capacitor changes the waveform?
  4. Jan 12, 2015 #3


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    If the capacitor is made, let's say, 10 times greater, what changes in the waveform will that be expected to bring about?

    You have to make an attempt at answering questions you post to PF.
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