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}
= 4 µF C
_{3}
= 8 µF;
Based on these values, what would be the total capacitance of this combination?
This diagram is only referenced in Questions 1-4.
1.7 µF
7.67 µF
17.0 µF
3.53 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 12 volts?
60.0 µC
42.4 µC
14.1 µC
3.40 µC
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Question 3
What is the voltage drop across capacitor C
_{3}
?
3.5 volts
4.0 volts
8.5 volts
4.2 volts
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Question 4
What is the charge on capacitor C
_{2}
?
28.2 µC
14.1 µC
14.1 µC
3.00 µC
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Question 5
What would be the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor where each plate has an area of 36 cm
^{2}
and the plates are separated by 4 mm?
9.83 x 10
^{-12}
F
7.97 x 10
^{-12}
F
3.98 x 10
^{-11}
F
1.27 x 10
^{-9}
F
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Question 6
If the capacitor in Question #5 were to be charged by a 12-V battery, how much energy would be stored in the electric field between the capacitor's plates?
5.73 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
7.08 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
9.56 x 10
^{-11}
Joules
2.87 x 10
^{-9}
Joules
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Question 7
In the circuit shown below, R
_{1}
has a resistance of 400 ohms, R
_{2}
has a resistance of 800 ohms, and the battery has an emf of 12 volts. What would be the voltage lost across R
_{1}
when steady state currents have been achieved?
4.00 volts
12.0 volts
6.00 volts
6.00 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?
20.0 µC
the charge cannot be determined
60.0 µC
40.0 µC
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