Two identical capacitors have the same capacitance C. One of them is charged to potential V1 and the other to V2. The negative ends of the capacitors are connected together. When the positive ends are also connected, the decrease in energy of the combined system is
  • a)
  • b)
  • c)
  • d)
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

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Learners Habitat
Feb 11, 2022
Initial energy of the combined system

On joining the two condensers in parallel, common potential.

∴ Final energy of the combined system

Decrease in energy

Initial energy of the combined systemOn joining the two condensers in parallel, common potential.∴ Final energy of the combined systemDecrease in energy
Initial energy of the combined systemOn joining the two condensers in parallel, common potential.∴ Final energy of the combined systemDecrease in energy