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Homework Help: Parallel/Series Circuit w/ Capacitors

  1. Feb 6, 2010 #1
    I am doing a problem about equivalent capacitors and I am not sure how I should handle this arrangement. How does the horizontal line (with the arrow) change whether the capacitors are in series or parallel? I know without that line you can condense the pairs of capacitors as if they were in series and then take those two equivalent capacitors are wired in parallel, but the horizontal line does complicate things a bit.

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  3. Feb 6, 2010 #2
    Two loads are in parallel if their terminals connected to the same two nodes ( they have the same voltage across the terminals)

    Hence, there are 3 nodes in this circuit
  4. Feb 6, 2010 #3
    Oh, i never looked at it like that, thanks a lot
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