Problem taken from : Fundamentals of Physics , Volume 2 ( 7th edition) Halliday , Resnick , Walker
In the figure, a 20.0V battery is connected across capacitors with capacitances C1=C6=3.00mF and
What is the equivalent capacitance Ceq of the capacitors?
Capacitors in series:
Q = Q1 = Q2 = ...
V = v1 + v2 + ...
1/Ceq = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + ...
Capacitors in parallel:
Q = Q1 + Q2 + ...
V = V1 = V2 = ...
Ceq = C1 + C2 + ...
The Attempt at a Solution
Given data : C1=C6=3.00mF
I tried combining C3 and C5 since they were connected in series:
So 1/C35= 1/4+1/4= C35=2mF
Then I tried combining C35 and C4 as they were connected in parallel :
C345 = 2+2=4mF
Then I'm stuck on how to solve the network of C345,C1,C6 and C2.
Did I do any of the above steps wrong and can anyone give me some hints on how to continue ?? Thanks !!
PS: I am sorry that the image in the pdf file may be quite small. Please magnify it to see the numbers .Thanks again !
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