Capacitors in Series and Parallel
Capacitors in Combinations
other than just series or just parallel
the equivalent capacitance Ceq
the charge Q on each capacitor
the voltage across each capacitor
the energy stored in each capacitor
the energy stored in Ceq
This circuit is a combination of parallel and series parts. We must reduce it in steps.
Now we will work back to our original circuit diagram to answer all of our questions.
The charge on each of these capacitors must be the same,
Now we are ready to replace the equivalent capacitor Ceq with the two original, individual capacitors C1 and C2;
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