Describe the difference between the currents that exist in the wires leading to a capacitor when these wires are connected to (a) a DC source and (b) an AC source.


  1. Answer:

    Explanation: In DC circuit, the current will flow for a short time, which is required to charge the capacitor. Once you switch it on, it spikes and the gradually decreases to almost zero (0) as the capacitor becomes fully charged.

    In an AC circuit, the circuit acts as if the current is flowing throw the plates whereas is not actually flowing. The circuit acts like the AC is flowing through the capacitor.

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