# Electric energy in a capacitor

#### slaytanic37

1. Homework Statement

part 1. Consider a simple RC circuit consisting of a resistor and a capacitor connected in series to a battery. The resistor has a value of 8kOhms, and the capacitance is 3uF. The final (asymptotic) value of the charge in the capacitor is E*C. At what time is the charge in the capacitor one half of this final value?

part 2. At what time is the electric energy in the capacitor one-half of its final value?

2. Homework Equations

Q(t) = EC(1-e^(t/(RC)))
E = Voltage
C = Capacitance
t = time

3. The Attempt at a Solution

for part 1, i set (1-e^(t/(RC))) = .5*EC and got a time of .0218.
for part 2, i don't know the equation to relate electric energy of a capacitor over time. i think that's all i need is just the equation.

thanks in advance!

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