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Energy Stored in Capacitor Charging a capacitor requires work. The work done is equal to the potential energy stored in the capacitor. While charging, V increases linearly with q : V ( q ) = q C . Increment of potential energy: dU = V dq
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Unformatted text preview: = q C dq. Potential energy of charged capacitor: U = Z Q V dq = 1 C Z Q qdq = Q 2 2 C = 1 2 CV 2 = 1 2 QV. Q: where is the potential energy stored? A: in the electric field. tsl107 p.1/1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PHYS 204 taught by Professor Andrevantonder during the Spring '07 term at Rhode Island.

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