Circuit analysis with resistors and capacitors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Sandra44, May 19, 2010.

  1. Sandra44

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    May 18, 2010
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    So I'm not quite sure how to handle this circuit in terms of analyzing it. All the capacitors in the circuit are charged so they are open circuits, correct?

    Im attempting to find the currents on these resistors but i simply do not know how to deal with the capacitors in this circuit. Do I simply try to ignore them when doing kirchoff's loop and junction rules? Thanks for any help... heres the schematic
     
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  2. S_lannan

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    If the circuit has reached a steady state you can assume the capacitors are open circuit.
     
  3. Sandra44

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    May 18, 2010
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    so since cap2 is an open circuit basically, do I still do equivalent parallel resistance for the 18 and 3 ohm resistors on the right? or do i skip the 3 ohm resistor all together when doing kirchoff rules for analysis?
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    This is not the homework forum.

    Moderator, please delete my comment when you move the thread to it's proper place.
     
  5. oidium45

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    SgtWookie has a good point, but if you post your schematic I believe that I/or someone can lend you a hand at determining the current through each resistor.
     
  6. S_lannan

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    the poster originally had an image in their post. I wonder what happened to it :/
     
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