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August 18, 2010 University Physics, Chapter 24 7 Charging/Discharging a Capacitor (1) ! We can charge a capacitor by connecting the capacitor to a battery or to a DC power supply. ! A battery or DC power supply is designed to supply charge at a given voltage. ! When we connect a capacitor to a battery, charge flows from the battery until the capacitor is fully charged.
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Unformatted text preview: ! If we then disconnect the battery or power supply, the capacitor will retain its charge and voltage. ! A real-life capacitor will leak charge slowly, but here we will assume ideal capacitors that hold their charge and voltage indefinitely. Thursday, September 16, 2010...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHYS 241 taught by Professor Wei during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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