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Uncharged Capacitor Problem

This is a simple review request.

The problem states:

Each of the uncharged capacitors has a capacitance of 25.0 microF. A potential difference of V = 4200 V is established when the switch is closed. How many coloumbs of charge then pass through meter A?

I am not sure I am taking proper note of the "uncharged" state of the capacitor. Please review my solution and correct if necessary with explanations of concepts I may be misunderstanding.


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This is a parallel circuit so the source voltage, V= 4200 V, will appear across all capacitors.

Total capacitance for a ...

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The solution examines uncharged capacitor problems.