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Book edition 1st Edition
Author(s) Paul Peter Urone
Pages 1272 pages
ISBN 9781938168000 # Question: Unreasonable Results(a) On a particular day, it takes $$9.60 \times {10^3}\;J$$ of electric energy to start a truck's engine. Calculate the capacitance of a capacitor that could store that amount of energy at $$12.0\;V$$.(b) What is unreasonable about this result?(c) Which assumptions are responsible?

1. The capacitance of a capacitor that could store that amount of energy at $$12.0\;V$$ is $$133\;\;F$$.
2. A capacitor of capacitance $$133\;\;F$$ might be too big in phrases of dimensions to be carried at the truck.
3. It is unreasonable to expect that the capacitor can keep that quantity of electrical energy.
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## Step 1: Concepts and Principles

The following is the amount of energy held in a capacitor with capacitance $$C$$ that is charged to a potential difference $$\Delta V$$: $${U_E} = \frac{1}{2}C{(\Delta V)^2}...(1)$$.

## Step 2: Given Data

• The electric energy required to start the engine is: $${U_E} = 9.60 \times {10^3}\;J$$.
• The potential difference across the capacitor is: $$\Delta V = 12.0\;V$$.

## Step 3: Finding Energy stored

1. The energy stored in the capacitor is found from Equation $$(1)$$:

$${U_E} = \frac{1}{2}C{(\Delta V)^2}$$

Solve for $$C$$:

$$C = \frac{{2{U_E}}}{{{{(\Delta V)}^2}}}$$

Entering the values for $${U_E}$$ and $$\Delta V$$, we obtain:

\begin{aligned}{}C = \frac{{2\left( {9.60 \times {{10}^3}\;J} \right)}}{{12.0\;V}}\\ = 133\;\;F\end{aligned}

Therefore, the capacitance value is obtained as $$133\;\;F$$.

## Step 4: Explanation for part (b)

b.

A capacitor of capacitance $$133\;\;F$$might be too big in phrases of dimensions to be carried at the truck.

## Step 5: Explanation for part (c)

c.

It is unreasonable to expect that the capacitor can keep that quantity of electrical energy ### Want to see more solutions like these? 