College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300



College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Two capacitors give an equivalent capacitance of 9.00 pF when connected in parallel and an equivalent capacitance of 2.00 pF when connected in series. What is the capacitance of each capacitor?

To determine
The capacitance of each capacitor.


Let C1 and C2 be the capacitances.

The equivalent capacitance in parallel connection is 9.00 pF. Therefore,


The equivalent capacitance in series connection is 2.00 pF. Therefore,


From the above equations,


From the 1st equation,




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