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Homework Help: Energy stored in a capacitor

  1. Jan 8, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How to find the energy stored in the capacitor in steady state in this circuit.


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I found out the charge on the capacitor in steady state using loop law and did energy stored = (Q^2)/2C. but its coming out to be incorrect.
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  3. Jan 8, 2016 #2


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    What is the expression for energy in terms of C and V? In steady state, voltage and capacitance will be known to you.
  4. Jan 8, 2016 #3
    But we also know the charge on the capacitor in steady state. Don't we?
    Then why is it coming incorrect using this method.
  5. Jan 8, 2016 #4


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    You need to show your work. We can't say much about what you did wrong if we don't know what you did.
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