Capacitors are connected in parallel the potential

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Unformatted text preview: – Electric Potentials, final • Finalize – Check to see if your result is consistent with the mental representation – Be sure the result reflects any symmetry you noted – Image varying parameters to see if the mathematical result changes in a reasonable way Summary and Hints • Be careful with the choice of units – In SI, capacitance is in F, distance is in m and the potential differences in V – Electric fields can be in V/m or N/c • When two or more capacitors are connected in parallel, the potential differences across them are the same – The charge on each capacitor is proportional to its capacitance – The capacitors add directly to give the equivalent capacitance Summary and Hints, cont • When two or more capacitors are connected in series, they carry the same charge, but the potential differences across them are not the same – The capacitances add as reciprocals and the equivalen...
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