AP Free Response Question
2003 B2
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A circuit contains two resistors (10
and 20
) and two capacitors (12 µF and 6 µF) connected to a 6 V battery, as shown in the diagram above. The circuit has been connected for a long time.
(a) Calculate the total capacitance of the circuit.
(b) Calculate the current in the 10
resistor.
(c) Calculate the potential difference between points A and B.
(d) Calculate the charge stored on one plate of the 6 µF capacitor.
(e) The wire is cut at point P. Will the potential difference between points A and B increase, decrease, or remain the same? Justify your answer.
Topic Formulas
Description
Published Formula
capacitance
capacitors in parallel
capacitors in series
Coulomb's Law
electric current
electric field
electric potential energy
energy stored in a capacitor
Joule's Law
Ohm's Law
parallel-plate capacitor
potential and electric field strength
potential due to a collection of point charges
resistance in parallel
resistance in series
resistivity
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