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Voltage drop in Capacitors and Lightbulbs

  • Thread starter kkroo
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The batteries in this cicuit create a total voltage difference of 6 volts across the circuit.
Assume A is 6 vols in each circuit,
Record the voltage of the lettered locations at the time when the circuit is first connected, and later when it is fully charged


Note: bulbs below are identical
PHP:
       |------A (Bulb)--B---(Bulb)----C--| |--D--|
       |                                         |
      ---                                        |
       -                                         |
       |                                         |
       ------------------------------------------
PHP:
       |------A--| |--B---(Bulb)--C---(Bulb)---D--| |--E--|
       |                                                  |
      ---                                                 |
       -                                                  |
       |                                                  |
       ----------------------------------------------------
Any ideas?

Thanks
 

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Hi kkroo! Welcome to PF! :wink:

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Hello,

I know that the Kirchhoff’s loop rule says the sum of the potential changes in the circuit must be zero. I also know that when the capacitor is fully charged, there is no potential difference bwtween the bubls because they dont shine. Here is what I think so far, but I have no idea if its correct.

Charging:
PHP:
       |------6 (Bulb)--3---(Bulb)----0--| |--0--|
       |                                         |
      ---                                        |
       -                                         |
       |                                         |
       ------------------------------------------
Charging:

PHP:
       |------6--| |--6---(Bulb)--3---(Bulb)---0--| |--0--|
       |                                                  |
      ---                                                 |
       -                                                  |
       |                                                  |
       ----------------------------------------------------
Charged:
PHP:
       |------6 (Bulb)--6---(Bulb)----6--| |--0--|
       |                                         |
      ---                                        |
       -                                         |
       |                                         |
       ------------------------------------------
Charging:
( aim especially stuck on this one, I know the opposite capacitor plates should have the same charge, but I know there cant be a potential difference between the bulbs.
PHP:
       |------6--| |--0---(Bulb)--0---(Bulb)---6--| |--0--|
       |                                                  |
      ---                                                 |
       -                                                  |
       |                                                  |
       ----------------------------------------------------
Any ideas? Please help as soon as you can, this is due in an hour and a half.

Thanks
 

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