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megaspazz

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## Homework Statement

This is like related to a homework problem, but I'm just curious: If we have two capacitors and two resistors in series, the overall capacitance and resistance does not change regardless of the order, right? Likewise, if they were in parallel (like a resistor + capacitor in series in both branches of the parallel circuit), if you switched the two resistors or the two capacitors, will it cause the overall capacitance and resistance to change?

If you guys don't understand the question, I can draw and upload.

EDIT: I guess another thing I was wondering was: if I had a series circuit that was RCRCRCRC..., could I combine all of the R's in series and C's in series to make a single >---Rnet---Cnet---> circuit? If so, that would also mean that it's the same as the >---Cnet---Rnet---> circuit, right?

## Homework Equations

R = R1 + R2 + R3 + ... (series R)

1/R = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + ... (parallel R)

C = C1 + C2 + C3 + ... (parallel C)

1/C = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3 + ... (series C)

-- but I'm not too interested in quantitative!

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know if the series circuit was in RRCC, swapping the two resistors is OK since they're already in series with each other. However, if it were in RCRC, would that be the same as the RRCC or CRRC, etc.?

Thanks in advance!