(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Three capacitors are connected to a battery as shown. Their capacitances are

c1=3C

c2=C

c3=5C

-------c1----------------------

|........................|................|

|........................|................|

V.......................c2-----------c3

|_______________|__________|

2. Relevant equations

state the ranking of the capacitors accoriding to the charge they store?

How do you find out the individual charges?

3. The attempt at a solution

for the

(1)parallel capacitor:

c2+c3=

(C+5C)=6C

(2)for the series: 1/c1= 1/(3C)=1/3C

dividing (1) by (2) to get Ceq which is 2C

I know that Q=C*delta V

Qeq=Ceq*V

Qeq=(2C)(V)

Qeq= Q1+Q2+Q3 etc

to find

Q1 then Qeq-Q2-Q3

Q2 then Qeq-Q1-Q3

Q3 then Qeq-Q2-Q1

????

thank you in advance

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# Homework Help: Parallel and series capacitors question

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