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Calculate the amount of charge in Amp*seconds

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Homework Statement
there is a 1 A current in a wire and after 0s the current begins to rise 1A/s for 4 seconds, then the current continues for another 3 seconds. How many coulombs in total?
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Step 1 make a graph y-axis = current in amperes and x-axis = time in seconds
step 2 beginning from 1A there is a slope of 1A/s for 4 seconds and then no change for another 3s
step 3 the amount of coulombs is equal to the area under that graph, so 27 coulombs? is it right?
 

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Step 1 make a graph y-axis = current in amperes and x-axis = time in seconds
step 2 beginning from 1A there is a slope of 1A/s for 4 seconds and then no change for another 3s
step 3 the amount of coulombs is equal to the area under that graph, so 27 coulombs? is it right?
Yes. Nicely explained and correctly calculated.
 
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thank you very much
 

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