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Homework Help: Calculate the equivalent capacitance in the network

  1. Feb 10, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Calculate the equivalence capacitance of the network; where C1 = 8.55 μF, C2 = 4.00μF ,
    C3 = 8.65 μF, C4 = 3.20 μF

    http://imageshack.us/content_round.php?page=done&l=img822/4296/loncapa.gif2. Relevant equations

    Capacitane in parallel: C = C1 + C2 + ... Cn
    Capacitance in series: 1/C = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + .. 1/Cn

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I believe that C1 and C2 are in series and are parallel to C3. Also, C4 is parallel to C3, so the formula for the equivalence capacitance would be:

    C = C1C2/(C1+C2) + C3 +C4
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  3. Feb 10, 2013 #2


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    I see a circuit that involves C1 and nothing else.
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