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Charging and discharging a capacitor

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Homework Statement



Charging a capacitor - charge flows through a resistor and is accelerated between the capacitor plates

Discharging a capacitor - charge loses energy by collision in the resistor.

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The Attempt at a Solution



Please help understand the two sentences.
 

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The first sentence is false, and neither really has anything to do with charging and discharging a capacitor per se.
What are you trying to understand/figure out?

Edit: Perhaps those sentences are actually about a 'battery'---instead of a capacitor?
 
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Actually, that's what my lecturer has written on the board (except for the words "charging a capacitor" and "discharging a capacitor").

Before the sentences was a diagram of a DC circuit with a capacitor and a resistor.

I don't know what to make of these notes, really!
 

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