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RC Circuits

Students use a voltage sensor and a current sensor with the AC/DC electronics laboratory to determine how the potential differences across the resistors and capacitor in a simple RC circuit differ when the capacitor is charging, discharging, and fully charged, and how these differences affect the current through each component in the circuit.

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IB Topics AP Topics
11.3 4.E.5.1; 4.E.5.2; 4.E.5.3

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RC Circuits - Distance Learning Lab

RC Circuits - Distance Learning Lab

Determine how the potential differences across the resistors and capacitor in a simple RC circuit differ when the capacitor is charging, discharging, and fully...

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