Explore the relationship between multiple capacitors connected in series, which is similar to the relationship between resistors connected in parallel. Learn how to calculate the equivalent capacitance of series capacitors. Discover why connecting capaci
- Mathematically, the relationship between capacitors…in series is similar to the relationship…between resistors in parallel.…When capacitors are combined in series with each other,…the inverse of the total capacitance is equal…to the sum of the individual inverse capacitances.…According to that relationship, a set of capacitors…connected in series will have less total capacitance…than each of the individual capacitors.…
For example, if I combined a 10 microfarad capacitor…and two one microfarad capacitors in series,…I would first calculate that one…over 10 microfarads is 100,000,…and one over each of the one microfarad capacitors…is one million.…Added together that's 2,100,000 farads…which is a really big number,…however, that large number is equal…to one over the total capacitance.…So, I'll do a little equation rearrangement to solve…for the total capacitance of these three capacitors…in series, which is equal to one over 2,100,000…which is roughly 476 nanofarads.…
That's less capacitance than any…of the three individual capacitors.…
- Reading electrical schematics
- Building circuits on breadboards
- Reviewing types of static and variable resistors
- Reading resistor color codes
- Measuring resistance with a DMM
- Measuring resistive sensors with an Arduino microcontroller
- Making electrical signal measurements with an oscilloscope
- Measuring AC voltage with a DMM
- Understanding the time domain and frequency domain
- Designing passive low-pass and high-pass filters
- Reviewing reactive RC and RL circuits
- The relationship between capacitors and inductors
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1. Building Circuits
Read electrical schematics6m 25s
3. Resistive Circuits
4. Oscilloscope Measurements
6. Alternating Current
7. Electrical Signals
8. Reactive Circuits
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