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[SOLVED] Capacitance in series and parallel circuit
Determine the equivalent capacitance between A and B for the group of capacitors in the drawing.
Cseries = 1/Cs = 1/c1 + 1/c2 + ...
Cparallel = Cp = C1 + C2 + ...
The 4 and 12 micro farad capacitors are in parallel, so Cp = 16mf.
The other four are in series, so 1/5+1/24 = 1/C = 4.138mf (top)
1/6+1/8 = 1/C = 3.429mf (bottom)
All of these are in series, so 1/4.138+1/3.429+1/16 = 1/c; c = 1.678mf
This is not right. Where is my logic faulty?
Homework Statement
Determine the equivalent capacitance between A and B for the group of capacitors in the drawing.
Homework Equations
Cseries = 1/Cs = 1/c1 + 1/c2 + ...
Cparallel = Cp = C1 + C2 + ...
The Attempt at a Solution
The 4 and 12 micro farad capacitors are in parallel, so Cp = 16mf.
The other four are in series, so 1/5+1/24 = 1/C = 4.138mf (top)
1/6+1/8 = 1/C = 3.429mf (bottom)
All of these are in series, so 1/4.138+1/3.429+1/16 = 1/c; c = 1.678mf
This is not right. Where is my logic faulty?
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