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Homework Help: SIMPLE e&m question: finding equivalent capacitance

  1. Feb 17, 2010 #1
    I am missing something very simple... in my book, it gives, for capacitors in series, that:

    1/C(eq) = 1/C(1) + 1/C(2)
    using numbers, it says...

    1/C(eq) = 1/6.0 uF + 1/3.0 uF .... C(eq) = 2.0 uF

    I cannot figure out how they got C(eq) = 2.0 uF

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 17, 2010 #2
    1/Ceq = 1/6 + 1/3 --> 1/6 + 2/6 = 3/6

    3/6 = 1/2 = 1/ Ceq...

    to find Ceq flip --> Ceq = 2uF
     
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