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# Solved: A 20.0-µF capacitor is charged to a potential

## Problem 53P Chapter 24

Sears and Zemansky's University Physics with Modern Physics | 13th Edition

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Problem 53P

A 20.0-µF capacitor is charged to a potential difference of 800 V. The terminals of the charged capacitor are then connected to those of an uncharged 10.0-µF capacitor. Compute (a) the original charge of the system, (b) the final potential difference across each capacitor, (c) the final energy of the system, and (d) the decrease in energy when the capacitors are connected.

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Solution  53P

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When a charged capacitor is connected to uncharged capacitor then the charge flows from the capacitor having higher potential to the capacitor having lower potential until common potential achieved.

By law of conservation of charge initial charge should be equal to final charge

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##### ISBN: 9780321696861

The answer to “A 20.0-µF capacitor is charged to a potential difference of 800 V. The terminals of the charged capacitor are then connected to those of an uncharged 10.0-µF capacitor. Compute (a) the original charge of the system, (b) the final potential difference across each capacitor, (c) the final energy of the system, and (d) the decrease in energy when the capacitors are connected.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 62 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Sears and Zemansky's University Physics with Modern Physics, edition: 13. Sears and Zemansky's University Physics with Modern Physics was written by Sieva Kozinsky and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321696861. This full solution covers the following key subjects: capacitor, charged, system, potential, difference. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 44 chapters, and 8517 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 53P from chapter: 24 was answered by Sieva Kozinsky, our top Physics solution expert on 09/09/17, 04:08AM. Since the solution to 53P from 24 chapter was answered, more than 233 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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