Problem: Which of the following statements are correct for the RC circuit shown? Select true or false for each statement.You may assume that when the switch is in position b for a long time, the capacitor is fully discharged (Q = 0).A. The longer S is kept in the position a, the lower is the energy stored in C.B. Right after S is moved to the position a, following a long time in the position b, the current through R is zero.C. Right after S is moved to the position a, following a long time in the position b, the current through R is ε/R.D. The longer S is kept in the position a, the higher is the energy stored in C.E. If S is in the position a for a long time, the current through R approaches zero.F. If S is in the position a for a long time, the charge on C approaches zero.

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The energy stored in a capacitor is given by:

U=12QV=12CV2

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Which of the following statements are correct for the RC circuit shown? Select true or false for each statement.
You may assume that when the switch is in position b for a long time, the capacitor is fully discharged (Q = 0).

A. The longer S is kept in the position a, the lower is the energy stored in C.
B. Right after S is moved to the position a, following a long time in the position b, the current through R is zero.
C. Right after S is moved to the position a, following a long time in the position b, the current through R is ε/R.
D. The longer S is kept in the position a, the higher is the energy stored in C.
E. If S is in the position a for a long time, the current through R approaches zero.
F. If S is in the position a for a long time, the charge on C approaches zero.

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