RC Circuit Experiment - EX-5536



In this experiment designed for use with PASCO Capstone software, students collect data to understand the relationship between charging and discharging rates and the capacitance and resistance in a simple circuit. The time constant is derived and exponential growth and decay are explored.

PASCO Advantage

The RC Circuit experiment is extremely simple and transparent to set up. It is very easy to measure the time to half charge. It is also easy to verify that the curve is exponential using the curve-fitting capability of PASCO Capstone Software.

Buying Guide


Interface Required

A 550 Universal Interface or 850 Universal Interface is required for use with this product.  Compare the 550 and 850.

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Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.