# Capacitors in Series and Parallel

## A group of capacitors in series all have the same stored charge, a group of capacitors in parallel all have the same voltage.

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## Capacitors in Series and Parallel

Students will understand and apply the equations governing capacitors hooked up in series and parallel.
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Learn about how capacitances add in series and parallel by exploring the physics behind a touch-screen device.
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## Capacitor in Series

Derives and explains capacitors in series.
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## Capacitor in Parallel

Derives and explains capacitors in parallel.
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## RC Circuits 1: Capacitors in Series - Overview

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## RC Circuits 2: Capacitors in Parallel - Overview

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## RC Circuits 1: Capacitors in Series - Example 2

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Determining the total charge and the charge of each capacitor arranged in a series circuit
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## RC Circuits 1: Capacitors in Series - Example 3

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Determining the total voltage and voltage drop across each capacitor in a series circuit
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## RC Circuits 2: Capacitors in Parallel - Example 2

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Determining the total charge and the charge of each capacitor arranged in a parallel circuit
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## RC Circuits 2: Capacitors in Parallel - Example 3

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Determining the total voltage and voltage drop across each capacitor in a parallel circuit
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## RC Circuits 1: Capacitors in Series - Example 1

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Determining the equivalent capacitance and the capacitance of each capacitor arranged in a series circuit using the equation 1/C[s] = 1/C[1] + 1/C[2]
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## RC Circuits 2: Capacitors in Parallel - Example 1

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Determining the equivalent capacitance and the capacitance of each capacitor arranged in aparallel circuit using the equation C[s ]= C[1 ]+ C[2]
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## Capacitors in Series and Parallel Discussion Questions

A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Capacitors in Series and Parallel.
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