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}
= 4 µF C
_{2}
= 3 µF C
_{3}
= 10 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
6.31 µF
1.5 µF
3.06 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 14 volts?
14.3 µC
42.8 µC
56.0 µC
4.58 µC
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Question 3
What is the voltage drop across capacitor C
_{3}
?
10.7 volts
5.4 volts
4.7 volts
3.3 volts
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Question 4
What is the charge on capacitor C
_{2}
?
9.9 µC
14.3 µC
32.9 µC
4.67 µC
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Question 5
What would be the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor where each plate has an area of 49 cm
^{2}
and the plates are separated by 2 mm?
3.61 x 10
^{-12}
F
1.08 x 10
^{-10}
F
8.67 x 10
^{-10}
F
2.17 x 10
^{-11}
F
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Question 6
If the capacitor in Question #5 were to be charged by a 14-V battery, how much energy would be stored in the electric field between the capacitor's plates?
1.06 x 10
^{-8}
Joules
3.04 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
2.12 x 10
^{-9}
Joules
3.54 x 10
^{-10}
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 1000 ohms, and the battery has an emf of 14 volts. What would be the voltage lost across R
_{1}
when steady state currents have been achieved?
3.23 volts
7.00 volts
4.20 volts
14.0 volts
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Question 8
If the capacitor has a capacitance equal to 4 µF, how muc charge would be stored on its plates when steady-state conditions have been reached?
56.0 µC
43.1 µC
12.9 µC
the charge cannot be determined
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