12. (a) The potential difference across
C
1
is
V
1
= 10.0 V. Thus,
q
1
=
C
1
V
1
= (10.0
µ
F)(10.0 V) = 1.00
×
10
–4
C.
(b) Let
C
= 10.0
µ
F. We first consider the threecapacitor combination consisting of
C
2
and its two closest neighbors, each of capacitance
C
. The equivalent capacitance of this
combination is
2
eq
2
1 50
C C
C
C
.
C.
C
C
=
+
=
+
Also, the voltage drop across this combination is
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 Spring '10
 Rebello,NobelS
 Capacitance, Electric Potential, Voltage drop, Ceq

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