1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data In an RC circuit under charging, does the current actually flow across the plates of a parallel plate capacitor? Does charge emanate from both terminals of the battery and move to the plates of a capacitor or does charge only emanate from positive terminal and get stored in one of the plates and manage to polarize the other? How is it that both plates have equal magnitude of charge? Under steady state, does no current pass through the wires connected to the capacitor even if a resistor is connected in series with it? In such case how do we find the current through the circuit,do we take into account the resistor connected in series with capacitor or just the other ones? Just wanted to clear all errors in perception. Your help is appreciated.