Problem: 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. (Intro 1 figure)What is the current I0 that flows through the resistor immediately after theswitch is thrown?

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We'll use Ohm's law to determine the current flowing through the resistor immediately after the switch is thrown. 

Ohm's law:

i=VR

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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. (Intro 1 figure)

What is the current I0 that flows through the resistor immediately after theswitch is thrown?

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