Can anyone please point out the steps needed (not the final answers!) in finding the following things from this circuit diagram?
It's difficult to find resources regarding complex circuit problems online.
1) Overall capacitance of the capacitors in series?
I'm aware that in series charge is less in total, and would be found like this: 1/C tot = (1/C1 + 1/C2 + etc). The issue here is what on earth does the resistor do to affect this value?
2) Overall capacitance of the circuit?
So here the total series capacitance is just added to the capacitance of the parallel capacitor. But what does the resistor do?
3) The max charge in the circuit?
Charge = Current X time. But what does the resistor do? How do I factor this in?
4) The max energy in the smallest most capacitor?
Now this bit I'm pretty lost on.