Capacitors in Series and Parallel

Numerical Examples

Capacitors in Series

Find: everything!

the equivalent capacitance Ceq

the charge Q on each capacitor

the voltage across each capcitor

the energy stored in each capcitor

the energy stored in Ceq

This would be the charge on the equivalent capacitor.

This is the charge on each capacitor.

Choice of Numerical Examples

Numerical Example: Parallel Capacitors

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