Why does a charged capacitor discharge when a resistor is connected across it?
One must understand the function of the capacitor to answer this question. A capacitor is a device designed to store electrical charges in an electrical device. A resistor is a device designed to dissipate some electrical charges while allowing some to pass. When you add a resistor to a charged capacitor, one that is...
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