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Homework Help: Network -- Current passing through a capacitor

  1. Aug 30, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A current i(t) as shown in the figure is passed through a capacitor. the charge (in micro coulomb) acquired by the capacitor after 5 micro seconds

    2. Relevant equations

    here slope is given for 3 microsecond ie. current=dq/dt = 2.5 charge upto here = 3*2.5=7.5 micro seconds do not know what to do/unable to interpret

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Aug 30, 2014 #2


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    Your class notes (or google) have an equation relating the capacitor voltage to the integral of its current. What is this equation?
  4. Aug 30, 2014 #3

    Simon Bridge

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    The amount of charge accumulated between time ta and time tb is the area under the current-time graph between those times. It's like when you used v-t graphs to find displacement.
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