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Half life of capacitor

  1. Apr 11, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    I need to find the half life time of a capacitor and the equation is above.. I know what C is but I don't know R.. is there a way to calculate R in this case?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Apr 11, 2009 #2


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    Unfortunately you need RC to determine time. With a tiny resistance it will be smaller than with a larger resistance. Without more information, you can only determine t in terms of R.
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