Two identical capacitors of 12 pF each are connected in series across a 50 V battery. Calculate the electrostatic energy stored in the combination. If these were connected in parallel across the same battery, find out the value of the energy stored in this combination.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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The energy stored in capacitor, when connected in series combination;

We have given, C_{S}=6{P}F=6\times 10^{-12}F

Hence, the energy stored (E_{S}) in capacitor ;-

E_{S}=\frac{1}{2}C_{S}V^{2}

       =\frac{1}{2}\times 6\times 10^{-12}\times 50\times 50  (Given; V=50)

        =7500\times 10^{-12}J

E_{S}=7.5\times 10^{-9}J

Now, when capacitors are connected in parallel,

the value of the capacitor is given as,

C_{P}=-24{P}F=24\times 10^{-12}F   

there, energy in the capacitor in parallel combination is given as ;

E_{P}=\frac{1}{2}C_{P}V^{2}

E_{P}=\frac{1}{2}\times 24\times 10^{-12}\times 50\times 50

E_{P}=3\times 10^{-8}J

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