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i read from book that in order to charge an uncharged capacitor, we have to connect the capacitor and a resistor with high resistance in series to a battery with emf E. I don't understand what is the use and the effect of the resistor in this charging process? I know that the time constant is given by the product of capacitance and resistance. But is it possible to charge the capacitor without the resistor?

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# Charging a capacitor through a high resistance

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