# Physics

Problem 21.40

A pair of 10uF capacitors in a high-power laser are charged to 1.7kV.

Paige Nieuwenhuis

Part A -

What charge is stored in each capacitor?

Part B -

How much energy is stored in each capacitor?

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Part B -

If the plates are separated by a Teflon sheet, how thick is the sheet?

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1. A. Use the equation Q = C*V

You don't say if the capacitors are in parallel or series. If in parallel, V = 1700 V for each.

B. E = (1/2) C V^2

Your second "part B" must belong to a different question. More facts are needed about capacitor size, capacitance, and whether the Teflon fills the gap.

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