Alright, so there is a very basic theory involving capacitors and electric potential that is throwing me off. I have a very basic problem here: http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2251/73619554.png [Broken](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Assume the switch is closed and the capacitor is fully charged. From here I'm prompted to find the final voltage across the capacitor. Pretty obvious, you use V=IR, but I'm missing out on the value of "R". In this problem it is just R2, which is given to you. My problem is that I do not understand how the voltage across that resistor is equivalent to the voltage across that fully charged capacitor. It'd really help to explain as slowly as possible, because it is a basic idea that is kicking my butt in more complicated problems. Thanks to all.

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# Homework Help: Basic Electric Potential Theory

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