Problem: Learning Goal: To study the behavior of a circuit containing a resistor and a charged capacitor when the capacitor begins to discharge.  A capacitor with capacitance C is initially charged with charge q. At time t = 0, a switch is thrown to close the circuit connecting the capacitor in series with a resistor of resistance R (Figure 1) What is the current I0 that follows through the resistor immediately after the switch is thrown? 

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Ohm's law:

V=iR

The charge stored in a capacitor:

Q=CV

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Learning Goal: To study the behavior of a circuit containing a resistor and a charged capacitor when the capacitor begins to discharge. 

 A capacitor with capacitance C is initially charged with charge q. At time t = 0, a switch is thrown to close the circuit connecting the capacitor in series with a resistor of resistance R (Figure 1) 


What is the current I0 that follows through the resistor immediately after the switch is thrown? 

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