Problem: Consider the RC circuit shown in the figure below where a light bulb and a capacitor, initially uncharged are connected in series to a battery with emf V through a switch S. If the bulb burns out immediately after it turns on, you can conclude that A) S must be faulty B) C is too high C) charge on C is too high D) R and C should be on the same side of S to avoid such accidents E) V/R is too high

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Consider the RC circuit shown in the figure below where a light bulb and a capacitor, initially uncharged are connected in series to a battery with emf V through a switch S. If the bulb burns out immediately after it turns on, you can conclude that

A) S must be faulty

B) C is too high

C) charge on C is too high

D) R and C should be on the same side of S to avoid such accidents

E) V/R is too high

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