Problem: The capacitor in the figure shown is initially uncharged. The switch is closed at t = 0.Immediately after the switch is closed, what is the current through each resistor?

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Equivalent resistance for parallel resistors is

1Req=1R1+1R2

Equivalent resistance for series resistors:

Req=R1 + R2

Ohm's law:

V=iR

We'll assume that the capacitor has no resistance at t = 0.

R2 and R3 are in parallel:

R23 = (1/R2 + 1/R3)-1 = (1/6.00 + 1/3.00)-1 = 2.00 Ω

R1 is in series with R23:

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The capacitor in the figure shown is initially uncharged. The switch is closed at t = 0.

Immediately after the switch is closed, what is the current through each resistor?


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