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Charge on a Capacitor

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Homework Statement


A battery is connected to a capacitor made from two conductors. Why do each of the two conductors acquire the same charge,regardless of size or shape?


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The Attempt at a Solution


Well, I can see that this is sensible, intuitively that the charge on one will repel an equal amount of charge on the other. But I have no idea how to prove/represent this mathematically!
Thanks for help! :)
 

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Simon Bridge
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What does a battery do to charge?
 
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Apply a fixed potential to it, I suppose. But I'm not sure how that helps??
 
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Simon Bridge
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How does it apply the fixed potential?
What does it do to the charge to get that potential?
 

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