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Homework Help: Capacitance problem help

  1. Oct 3, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 6V DC voltage source is connected across both a 5kohm resistor and a 10 nF capacitor in series. The voltage drop across the resistor is what?
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    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    should the charge=0 sicne by connecting wires across the capacitor you are discharging it
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  3. Oct 3, 2007 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Your "attempt" is not a valid line of reasoning. Try again, but first:

    Does the question indicate whether the initial state (immediately after the connection) or the final state (after "some time" has passed) is wanted? The answers are completely different.

    Answer the answers to either state requires no calculation.
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #3
    You posted the same question 3 times. Please stop doing this
  5. Oct 3, 2007 #4
    it is immediately after the connection
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