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Homework Help: Determine charge stored in capacitor

  1. Nov 30, 2004 #1
    I am stuck on a question on capacitors, I have been doing physics all day so my brain might just be fizzled out a bit, but it is bugging me so if anyone could help it would great.Thanks,

    A 50 μF capacitor is charged by connecting it to a 6V battery then discharged through a 100kΩ resistor.

    Calculate the charge stored in the capacitor immediately after it has been charged and the time constant of the circuit.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2004
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2004 #2
    If the capacitor's connected directly to the battery, use C = Q/V for the first bit. The time constant, τ = RC for an RC circuit.
  4. Nov 30, 2004 #3
    thank you :smile:
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