- #1

- 234

- 6

## Homework Statement

imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/JETj0Cq.png

## Homework Equations

[tex]V_L = L\frac{dI_1}{dt}[/tex]

[tex]V_L + V_1 + V_2 + V_{R1} = 0[/tex]

## The Attempt at a Solution

[/B]

Just using basic KVL, shouldn't [itex]V_L = -V_2 - V_1 - V_{R1}[/itex] and so therefore we should get

[tex]\frac{dI_1}{dt} = \frac{-V_2 - V_1 - V_{R1}}{L}[/tex] and not

[tex]\frac{dI_1}{dt} = \frac{V_2 - V_1 - V_{R1}}{L}[/tex]

which is what the question is asking us to find...it would appear then that the capacitors have opposing polarities...why?