When drawing the equivalent circuits of a real capacitor or inductance, usually the capacitor is modeled as ideal capacitance with a resistor in parallel and the inductance as an ideal inductance with a resistor in series.
Why is it done like this (i.e. in parallel/series)? What conditions need to be satisfied that I can do it like this?
I can sort of understand the reasoning in the inductance case. If I have a coil it would consist of a rather long wire which does have a resistance (in series). Not sure about the reasoning in the capacitor case.