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Homework Help: System of parallel capacitors

  1. Mar 5, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In a system of parallel capacitors both have the same (delta)V. is it true that in that system, with power supplied by a battery of 9V, that each has a (delta)V of 4.5V? Or do they each have a (delta)V of 9V?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Mar 5, 2010 #2


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    Re: Capacitors

    So both capacitors are in parallel across the battery? Then each capacitor must have a voltage of 9 V across it. After all, each capacitor is connected to either end (+ and -) of the battery.
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