a question i cant solve

Discussion in 'Physics' started by needshelp, Mar 23, 2004.

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  1. needshelp

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    here is the question..if anyone can solve it id be grateful:

    Consider a battery of voltage V which charges a capacitor of capcitance C through a resistor of resistance R. Derive an expression for the work done by the battery in charging the capacitor. Careful: in the process there is both energy dissipated in the resistor and stored in the capacitor. [Hint: Find the power output of the battery as a function of time, and integrate it to find the work done.]

    thanks alot
  2. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    Duplicate thread.

    I have left the other identical thread open in the Homework section for people to answer, it can be found here. If you feel I shouldn't have locked this thread please PM me and we'll sort it out. Thanks.
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