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# Problem: You have two identical capacitors and an external potential source.Energy storage in a capacitor can be limited by the maximum electric field between the plates. What is the ratio of the electric field for the series and parallel combinations?E(parallel)/E(series) =?

###### FREE Expert Solution

Electric field:

$\overline{){\mathbf{E}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{V}}{\mathbf{d}}}$

For capacitors in parallel, Eparallel = V/d

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###### Problem Details

You have two identical capacitors and an external potential source.

Energy storage in a capacitor can be limited by the maximum electric field between the plates. What is the ratio of the electric field for the series and parallel combinations?
E(parallel)/E(series) =?