Chapter 18, Problem 34P

### College Physics

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

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

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

# An uncharged capacitor and a resistor are connected in series to a source of emf. If ε = 9.00 V, C = 20.0 µF, and R = 1.00 × 102 Ω , find (a) the time constant of the circuit, (b) the maximum charge on the capacitor, and (c) the charge on the capacitor after one time constant.

(a)

To determine
The time constant τ of the circuit

Explanation

Given Info: Resistance R is 1.00Ã—102â€‰Î© , Capacitance C is 20.0â€‰Î¼F

Explanation:

Formula to calculate time constant Ï„ is

Ï„=RC

• Ï„ is the time constant
• R is the Resistance
• C is the capacitance

Substitute, 1.00Ã—102â€‰Î© for R and 20.0â€‰Î¼F for C to find Ï„ ,

(b)

To determine
The maximum charge on the capacitor Qmax

(c)

To determine
The charge on the capacitor q(t) after the one time constant.

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