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Total energy stored in the electric fields, exess energy

  1. Feb 17, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    one capacitor is charged until its stored energy is 4.0 J, the charging battery then being removed. a second uncharged capacitor is then connected to it in parallel. if the charge distributes equally what is now the total energy stored in the electric fields? where the exess energy go? Answer must be 2 J

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  3. Feb 17, 2013 #2

    NascentOxygen

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    Hi Vaidotas151, http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

    You are required to show an attempt at this, by filling in parts 2 & 3 of the template.
     
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