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Formula to find out the capacitance when we know the pd across the capacitor and the charge stored :


Is the charge stored on a capacitor proportional to the pd across the capacitor?


How to find out the energy transferred just as the charge crosses the main supply?

W =Q×V

How to find out the energy stores in the capacitor?

W=1/2 ×Q× V

W=1/2× C × V^2

W=Q^2/ 2C

Capacitors in parallel-

• the pd across each capacitor is same

• the total charge is the sum of the charge on individual capacitors

• the total capacitance is the sum of the two capacitances, C=C1 + C2

Capacitors in series:

• the charge on each capacitor is the same

• the pd is shared between the two capacitors

• the combined capacitance is 1/C= 1/C1 +1/C2