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Simple Capacitor System Question

  1. May 5, 2013 #1
    How does one go about 'compressing' a capacitor system?

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                      -------| 1 |--------| 2 |----------| 3 |------------------------
                                     |                                       |
                                     |                                       |
                                     |----| 4 |-----------| 5 |--------------|
     
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2013
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  3. May 5, 2013 #2

    mfb

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    You can "draw" like that with [noparse]
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    [/noparse]-tags:
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                       -------| 1 |--------| 2 |----------| 3 |--------------
                                     |                                       |
                                     |                                       |
                                     |----| 4 |-----------| 5 |--------------|
    Start with elements you recognize? You can combine 2 and 3, for example.
     
  4. May 5, 2013 #3
    So it would 'compress' into something like
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                      -------| 1 |------------| 2+3 |---------------------
                                     |                            |
                                     |                            |
                                     |--------| 4+5 |-------------|
     
  5. May 6, 2013 #4

    mfb

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    I would not use "+" signs there, but it is the right approach. This allows another simplification now, and afterwards you can do a third and get a single effective capacitor.
     
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