Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 19 - DC Circuits - Misconceptual Questions: 10

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 540. A steady current can’t flow through a capacitor, but charge builds up on the plates. According to equation 19-7a, the voltage drop across the capacitor increases at a rate determined by the time constant, RC, until it reaches the battery emf.
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