520

58.

Solve for the quantity of charge on the capacitor.

59.

A capacitor, connected across a DC voltage source, will charge almost instantly to the applied

3.2 micro-

voltage.

coulombs

See fig. 4

If we open the switch,

removing

the

source

voltage, the capacitor will

tend to retain its charge,

because it has no discharge

path.

See fig. 5.

The charge will remain on

the capacitor until a path is

provided for it to discharge,

at which time it will

completely

discharge

almost instantly.

See fig. 6.