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

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

To determine
The capacitance of each capacitor.

Explanation

Formula to calculate the equivalent capacitance of two capacitors in series is,

1Cs=1C1+1C2

Formula to calculate the equivalent capacitance of two capacitors in parallel is,

Cp=C1+C2

From the above equations,

C12CpC1+CpCs=0

Using the quadratic formula,

C1=Cp±Cp24CpCs2

Substitute C1 in the expression for parallel combination

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