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UCSD Summer Session Physics 2B Formula Sheet UNIT 2 –Capacitor & Network (combo) Supplement Three macroscopic parameters completely define how a capacitor behaves in a circuit: the charge Q , the applied Potential V , and charge Q . They are always related by Q C V = Capacitor Equation We can connect Capacitors together into networks in different ways. SERIES PARALLEL C 3 C 2 C 1 C 3 C 2 C 1 In these configurations, one equivalent capacitor Equiv C can replace them all, and we can use the same equation for the equivalent. When we do so, we may still be interested the C , V , and Q of each of the individual elements. The following table summarizes the characteristics for the two types of networks. Of course, one can combine these into more complicated networks, but the same rules apply.
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2008 for the course PHYS 2b taught by Professor Schuller during the Summer '08 term at UCSD.

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