(a) Two capacitors can be connected to a battery in either a series or parallel combination. The parallel combination will require (1) more, (2) equal, (3) less energy from a battery than the series combination. Why?
(b) Two uncharged capacitors, one with a capacitance of 0.750μFand the other with that 0.30μF of are connected in series to a 12-V battery. Then the capacitors are disconnected, discharged, and reconnected to the same battery in parallel. Calculate the energy loss of the battery in both cases.