The charge stored in a capacitor:
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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