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Problem: The three configurations shown below are constructed using identical capacitors1) Which of these configurations has the lowest overall capacitance? a) A b) B c) Cd) All three configurations have the same capacitance 2) Briefly explain your reasoning

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Equivalent capacitance in series:

1Ceq=1C1+1C2

Equivalent capacitance in parallel:

Ceq=C1+C2

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From the equivalent capacitance equations, a series circuit decreases the overall capacitance.

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The three configurations shown below are constructed using identical capacitors

1) Which of these configurations has the lowest overall capacitance? 

a) A 

b) B 

c) C

d) All three configurations have the same capacitance 

2) Briefly explain your reasoning

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