Explore BrainMass

connect three capacitors so that they store maximum energy

1.) You have three capacitors and a battery. How should you combine the capacitors and the battery in one circuit so that the capacitors will store the maximum possible energy?

2.) Because the charges on the plates of a parrallel-plate capacitor are of opposite sign, they attract each other. Hence, it would take positive work to increase the plate separation. What happens to the external work done in this process?

Solution Summary

The questions have been answered in a logical manner highlighting the underlying principles.