Lesson: Capacitor Combinations
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the total capacitance of systems of capacitors connected in series or in parallel to each other.
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Worksheet: 11 Questions • 4 Videos
Suppose you need a capacitor bank with a total capacitance of 0.810 F but you only have 1.70 mF capacitors at your disposal. What is the smallest number of capacitors you could connect together to achieve your goal?
What is the charge on the 4.20 µF capacitor?
The capacitors are disconnected from the potential difference without allowing them to discharge. The capacitors are then reconnected in parallel with each other, their positively charged plates all connected so as to be at the same potential. What is the voltage across each of the capacitors in the parallel combination?
Find the total capacitance of the combination of series and parallel capacitors shown in the figure.