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}
= 5 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.
2.0 µF
8.33 µF
20.0 µF
3.75 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?
3.20 µC
45.0 µC
60.0 µC
15.0 µC
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Question 3
What is the voltage drop across capacitor C
_{3}
?
4.5 volts
3.0 volts
4.0 volts
9.0 volts
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Question 4
What is the charge on capacitor C
_{2}
?
15.0 µC
15.0 µC
30.0 µC
2.40 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 3 mm?
1.06 x 10
^{-11}
F
9.56 x 10
^{-10}
F
7.38 x 10
^{-12}
F
5.31 x 10
^{-11}
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?
1.27 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
7.65 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
3.82 x 10
^{-9}
Joules
5.31 x 10
^{-10}
Joules
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Question 7
In the circuit shown below, R
_{1}
has a resistance of 500 ohms, R
_{2}
has a resistance of 1000 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?
12.0 volts
6.00 volts
6.00 volts
4.00 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?
the charge cannot be determined
60.0 µC
40.0 µC
20.0 µC
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