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Homework Help: Resistance experienced by capacitors in circuit

  1. Mar 16, 2010 #1
    what is the resistance experienced by the capacitors in the circuit (diagram) ?

    i am actually supposed calculate the time taken during the discharging of capacitor using this formula -

    [tex]V=V_oe^{-\frac{t}{CR}}[/tex]

    what should the R there be ?

    Since they are connected in parallel , would it be

    [tex]\frac{1}{R_e}=\frac{1}{R_1}+\frac{1}{R_2}[/tex] ?

    where R=R_e
     

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  3. Mar 16, 2010 #2

    rl.bhat

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    Re: resistance

    The two resistances are in series.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 #3
    Re: resistance

    thanks , i only recognise this (diagram) to be series , how do you see that ?
     

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  5. Mar 16, 2010 #4

    rl.bhat

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    Re: resistance

    It is in series. If you bend it in the middle, still it is in series.
     
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