# High School Physics : Using Capacitor Equations

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Using Capacitor Equations

Three capacitors in parallel have a capacity of , and , respectively. What is the total capacitance?

Explanation:

The formula for capacitors in parallel is:

Plug in our given values:

### Example Question #1 : Capacitors

Three capacitors in series have a capacity of , and , respectively. What is the total capacitance?

Explanation:

The formula for capacitors in series is:

Plug in our given values:

### Example Question #1 : Using Capacitor Equations

Three capacitors of equal capacitance are in a series circuit. If the total capacitance is , what is the capacitance of each individual capacitor?

Explanation:

The formula for capacitors in a series is:

Since we have three equal capacitors, we can say:

Using the value for total capacitance, we can find the value for the individual capacitance.

### Example Question #4 : Using Capacitor Equations

Three capacitors of equal capacitance are in a parallel circuit. If the total capacitance is , what is the capacitance of each individual capacitor?