Ok so here is the situation. Lets say I have a circuit like this. http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2883/excap1sp8.jpg [Broken] The 10 microfarad cap is connected to the 3 volt battery in series. So its charged and has 3 volts. Then we flip the switch. The 10 microfarad is connected to the 20 microfarad in parallel. The 20 microfarad was originally uncharged. So now since neither of the capacitors are connected to the battery, I think this happens. The 10 microfarad cap discharges by charging the 20 microfarad. Then the 10 microfarad is no longer charged. Now the 20 microfarad discharges into the 10 microfarad charging it. This continues in a manner similar to an LC oscillator. Thats the only thing which makes sense to me, since capacitors lose their charge once discharged, until they are recharged again. If this is complete nonsense, please dont be harsh, I'm still learning. Either verify my statement above or explain why I'm wrong. Thanks.