I don't understand the realationship between Resistors and Capacitors, but I have a solid understanding of Ohm's law.

I would like to start simple, and work my way up.

I understand resistors.

For resistors in series, the resistance is added.

For resistors in parallel, the equation is as follows.

Rt = 1 / ((1/R1) + (1/R2) + (1/R3)) etc.

So yes, I totally understand resistors. I even know the power dissipation, and the current. It's simply using Ohm's law.

Using the resistor values (resistance Ω) for each one.

R1 = 10Ω

Solve Power dissipated given 12 volts & resistance : (E² / Ω) = 12 x 12 = 144 / 10Ω = 14.4 Watts.

Solve current given 12 volts & resistance : E / Ω) = 12V / 10Ω = 1.2 Amps

Solve power dissipated given current & resistance : (I² x R) = 1.2A x 1.2A = 1.44 x 10Ω = 14.4 Watts.

etc. etc.

So I know a little about Resistors. It's the capacitors I need help with.

I would like to start simple, and work my way up.

I understand resistors.

For resistors in series, the resistance is added.

For resistors in parallel, the equation is as follows.

Rt = 1 / ((1/R1) + (1/R2) + (1/R3)) etc.

So yes, I totally understand resistors. I even know the power dissipation, and the current. It's simply using Ohm's law.

Using the resistor values (resistance Ω) for each one.

R1 = 10Ω

Solve Power dissipated given 12 volts & resistance : (E² / Ω) = 12 x 12 = 144 / 10Ω = 14.4 Watts.

Solve current given 12 volts & resistance : E / Ω) = 12V / 10Ω = 1.2 Amps

Solve power dissipated given current & resistance : (I² x R) = 1.2A x 1.2A = 1.44 x 10Ω = 14.4 Watts.

etc. etc.

So I know a little about Resistors. It's the capacitors I need help with.

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