Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 19 - DC Circuits - Misconceptual Questions: 14

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

This question is answered by the discussion on page 538 and equations 19-6 and 19-5. Connecting capacitors in series is like increasing the plate separation distance, decreasing the capacitance below that of any of the individual capacitances. Connecting capacitors in parallel is like increasing the plate area, which increases the capacitance above that of the largest capacitance.
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