If I try and calculate the energy (J) stored in a capacitor algebraically, I get J = CV^2
However, I know that in reality J = (CV^2)/2
I know this because that's the answer I get when I solve it graphically.
What's causing this contradiction? Correct mathematics will always come out consistently, so what am I doing wrong?
However, I know that in reality J = (CV^2)/2
I know this because that's the answer I get when I solve it graphically.
What's causing this contradiction? Correct mathematics will always come out consistently, so what am I doing wrong?