The outer cylinders of two cylindrical capacitors of capacitance 2⋅2 µF each, are kept in contact and the inner cylinders are connected through a wire. A battery of emf 10 V is connected as shown in figure . Find the total charge supplied by the battery to the inner cylinders.
It is given that the outer cylinders are kept in contact and the inner cylinders are connected through a wire. Thus, the equivalent circuit can be drawn as :
The left plate of the capacitors (A and B) shown in the figure represents the inner plates of the cylindrical capacitors.
As the capacitors are connected in parallel, the potential difference across them is the same.
∴ Magnitude of the charge on each capacitor = CV = (2.2 μF) × (10V) = 22 µC
As plates A and B are connected to the positive terminal of the battery, the charge on each of them is +22 µC.
∴ Net charge on the inner plates = 22 µC + 22 µC = +44 µC