(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

[PLAIN]http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4555/capacitorh.jpg [Broken]

2. Relevant equations

[itex]I(t)=I_0 e^{-t/\tau}[/itex] (current as a function of time for a capacitor being charged)

3. The attempt at a solution

The time constant of the circuit is τ=RC=7s. And the initial current in the circuit is

v/R_{eq}=300/1489=0.2A (I know this is correct)

Now pluging into the equation:

[itex]I(5)=0.2 e^{-5/7}=0.0979 \ A[/itex]

[itex]V=IR= 0.0979 \ A \times 1489 \Omega = 145.73 \ V[/itex]

But the correct solution must be 153V. I'm very confused, what's wrong with my working?

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# Homework Help: Voltage Across Capacitor

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