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Current through Capacitor Circuit

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Consider the circuit shown in Figure 21-45, where R1 = 17 and R2 = 6.0 (see diagram in attachment)
The capacitor is 45 microFarads and the battery is 9.0V

a) Find the current flowing through the battery immediately after the switch is closed.
b) Find the current in the battery long after the switch is closed.


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Part A
Immediately after the switch is closed the capacitor will act as a short circuit (no resistance) while current is flowing through it and charging the capacitor. ...

Solution Summary

This solution finds the current flowing through a circuit with capacitors.