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How To Derive The Equation For Energy In A Capacitor, E = 1/2 C.V²

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Re: EEVblog1618 - How To Derive The Equation For Energy In A Capacitor
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2024, 04:39:46 am »
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I = C . dV/dt

P = V . I = V . (C . dV/dt) = C . V. dV/dt

Energy acquired by capacitor during time interval dt is ...

dE = P . dt = (C . V. dV/dt) . dt = C .  V . dV

Energy E acquired by capacitor as it charges from V = 0 to V = Vf is ...
     
   _   V = Vf
  | |
  |
  |  C .  V . dV
|_|
       V = 0


                    V = Vf
=  [ 1/2 . C . V^2 ]
                    V = 0

=  1/2 . C . Vf^2

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