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# Problem P. 4376. (October 2011)

P. 4376. Two capacitors of capacitances C1=180 pF and C2=20 pF were connected in series, and their free terminals were connected to the terminals of a rechargeable battery which could supply a constant e.m.f. of U0=24 V. (The dielectric between the plates of both condensers was air.) Thus in both capacitors some energy was stored. Later the energy stored in the condensers was increased, with the same amount in both. This was done by filling totally the space between the plates of the capacitor of capacitance C2 by glass, the relative dielectric constant of which is r. The connection of the capacitors and the other capacitor of capacitance C1 were not changed.

a) What was the relative dielectric constant r of the glass which was used?

b) By what amount did the energy of the condensers increase? (The relative dielectric constant of air is 1.)

(5 pont)

Deadline expired on November 10, 2011.

Sorry, the solution is available only in Hungarian. Google translation

Megoldás. $\displaystyle a)$ $\displaystyle \varepsilon_{\rm r}=6.$

$\displaystyle b)$ Az egyes kondenzátorok energiaváltozása $\displaystyle 7{,}8\cdot10^{-9}\,{\rm J}\approx 8~{\rm nJ}.$

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Problems in Physics of KöMaL, October 2011