Practice Problems
Resistors and Capacitors
Directions:
On this worksheet you will review the formulas and relationships for capacitors wired in series and in parallel and well as capacitors in DC circuits.
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Question 1
In the circuit shown below, the values for each capacitor are:
C
_{1}
= 5 µF C
_{2}
= 3 µF C
_{3}
= 9 µF;
Based on these values, what would be the total capacitance of this combination?
This diagram is only referenced in Questions 1-4.
17.0 µF
3.53 µF
7.25 µF
1.6 µF
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Question 2
What is the charge on each plate of capacitor C
_{1}
if the emf of the battery is 10 volts?
35.3 µC
11.8 µC
2.83 µC
50.0 µC
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Question 3
What is the voltage drop across capacitor C
_{3}
?
2.9 volts
7.1 volts
3.3 volts
3.5 volts
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Question 4
What is the charge on capacitor C
_{2}
?
8.8 µC
3.33 µC
11.8 µC
26.5 µC
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Question 5
What would be the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor where each plate has an area of 25 cm
^{2}
and the plates are separated by 4 mm?
1.42 x 10
^{-11}
F
8.85 x 10
^{-10}
F
2.77 x 10
^{-11}
F
5.53 x 10
^{-12}
F
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Question 6
If the capacitor in Question #5 were to be charged by a 10-V battery, how much energy would be stored in the electric field between the capacitor's plates?
7.08 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
1.38 x 10
^{-9}
Joules
2.77 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
5.53 x 10
^{-11}
Joules
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Question 7
In the circuit shown below, R
_{1}
has a resistance of 300 ohms, R
_{2}
has a resistance of 900 ohms, and the battery has an emf of 10 volts. What would be the voltage lost across R
_{1}
when steady state currents have been achieved?
2.50 volts
3.33 volts
5.00 volts
10.0 volts
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Question 8
If the capacitor has a capacitance equal to 5 µF, how muc charge would be stored on its plates when steady-state conditions have been reached?
50.0 µC
12.5 µC
the charge cannot be determined
37.5 µC
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