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Homework Help: Capacitor Problem

  1. Sep 29, 2005 #1
    Capacitor Problem!!

    Hi I have a problem where the applied potential is V_ab, Capacitors C1 and C2 are in parallel, and the combination is in series with C3. Now I'm trying to find the charge q1 on the capacitor C1. I thought that q1 = V_ab*((C3*C1*C2)/(C3 + C2+ C1)), but it is wrong. Can someone help me out? Thank-you so much!
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2005 #2

    mukundpa

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    In very first look it appears that you have calculated equivalent capacitance wrongly because the expression is dimensionally(units) incorrect.
     
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