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AP® Physics C: E & M

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Match Equivalent Capacitance: Capacitors in Series or Parallel

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A student is working on a circuitry project and wants to create an equivalent capacitance of $700 \mu F$. However, the student's only supply is a bag of $470 \mu F$ capacitors.

How can the student arrange any number of the $470 \mu F$ capacitors so that their equivalent capacitance is as close to $700 \mu F$ as possible?

A

Two capacitors in parallel.

B

Two capacitors in series.

C

Three capacitors in parallel.

D

Two capacitors in series connected to one other in parallel.

E

Two capacitors in parallel connected to one other in series.