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Ch5-Capacitance and Dielectrics

Ch5-Capacitance and Dielectrics

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Find the equivalent capacitance for the combination of capacitors shown in Figure 5.3.4(a)

Figure 5.3.4 (a) Capacitors connected in series and in parallel

Solution:

Since C1 and C2 are connected in parallel, their equivalent capacitance C12 is given by

12

1

2

C C C

= +

Figure 5.3.4 (b) and (c) Equivalent circuits.

Now capacitor C12 is in series with C3, as seen from Figure 5.3.4(b). So, the equivalent
capacitance C123 is given by

123

12

3

1

1

C C C

= +1

or

( )

1

2

123

123

12

3

1

2

3

C C C

C C

C

C C C C C

+

=

=

+

+ +3

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