Equivalent capacitance for two capacitors in series:
For capacitors in parallel, the equivalent capacitance is:
The 2.0 μF and the 1.5 μF capacitors are in parallel:
Ceq = C1 + C2 = 2.0 + 1.5 = 3.5 μF
For the circuit of Figure 38,
a. What is the equivalent capacitance?
b. How much charge flows through the battery as the capacitors are being charged?
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