Capacitors in Series and Parallel Circuits

Example of  Three Capacitors in series:

The total value of the above capacitors in series is equal to 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3.   In the above sketch the symbols for the capacitors represent polarized capacitors. The  curved line of each capacitor is the negative plate. The straight line  is the positive plate.

Example of  Three Capacitors in parallel:


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