Why put a resistor between parallel capacitors?

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Circuits123

Joined Dec 7, 2012
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I'm trying to understand a schematic with a 1/2 wave rectifier. After the diode, there are 2 parallel capacitors with a resistor between them on the diode side. What does the resistor do? It looks like it would make one capacitor charge faster.
 

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Circuits123

Joined Dec 7, 2012
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Does it do that by altering that current that reaches each capacitor so the combined output is a mixture of 2 different wave forms?
 
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