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Capacitor confusion

  1. Nov 1, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Is is possible to have capacitor with one plate charge +Q and another charge -K, K≠Q.


    2. Relevant equations
    C=Q/ΔV.
    Because i wouldn't know what to substitute for Q..

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I don't think it is possible for a capacitor connected to a single battery in a simple circuit. But is it possible ?
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2011 #2

    SammyS

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    In a practical sense, no it's not possible.
     
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