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1. Homework Statement
In the circuit shown in the figure, the applied potential is V_ab = 18.0V . For C_1= 3.15(microFarads) , C_2 = 5.50microF , and C_3 = 6.85microF ,
Find the charge q_1 on the capacitor C_1 (and the same for q2 on c2 and q3 on c3)
Picture is attached...
2. Homework Equations
For capacitors in series: V_total= V_1+V_2+V_3...
= (Q/C)_1+ (Q/C)_2+(Q/C)_3
C_total= Q/V_total 1/C_total= (1/C)_1+(1/C)_2
In parallel: Q= Q_1+Q_2+Q_3=(CV)_1+(CV)_2+(CV)_3
C_total= C_1+C_2+C_3
3. The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to use Q=CV and got 5.67E5 or 56.7(w/o changing from microF)...wrong
Then, I tried using the series equation to calculate capacitance, but it didn't work.
I'm confusing myself on how to calculate the stupid charge...
1. Homework Statement
2. Homework Equations
3. The Attempt at a Solution
In the circuit shown in the figure, the applied potential is V_ab = 18.0V . For C_1= 3.15(microFarads) , C_2 = 5.50microF , and C_3 = 6.85microF ,
Find the charge q_1 on the capacitor C_1 (and the same for q2 on c2 and q3 on c3)
Picture is attached...
2. Homework Equations
For capacitors in series: V_total= V_1+V_2+V_3...
= (Q/C)_1+ (Q/C)_2+(Q/C)_3
C_total= Q/V_total 1/C_total= (1/C)_1+(1/C)_2
In parallel: Q= Q_1+Q_2+Q_3=(CV)_1+(CV)_2+(CV)_3
C_total= C_1+C_2+C_3
3. The Attempt at a Solution
I tried to use Q=CV and got 5.67E5 or 56.7(w/o changing from microF)...wrong
Then, I tried using the series equation to calculate capacitance, but it didn't work.
I'm confusing myself on how to calculate the stupid charge...
1. Homework Statement
2. Homework Equations
3. The Attempt at a Solution
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