A 600 pF capacitor is charged by a 200 V supply. It is then disconnected from the supply and is connected to another uncharged 600 pF capacitor. How much electrostatic energy is lost in the process?
Capacitance of the capacitor, C = 600 pF
Potential difference, V = 200 V
Electrostatic energy stored in the capacitor is given by,
If supply is disconnected from the capacitor and another capacitor of capacitance C = 600 pF is connected to it, then equivalent capacitance (C’) of the combination is given by,
New electrostatic energy can be calculated as
Loss in electrostatic energy=E-E'
Therefore, the electrostatic energy lost in the process is `6xx10^-6 J`.
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