Alternating Current RC Series Circuit

Demo

Oscilloscope output of a capacitor and the power source

Concept Overview:

1. Charge and discharge curves for an RC Series Circuit and an AC power source

Lecturer Procedure
Step(s) to Follow Expected Result

1. Turn on devices.

2. Observe Pattern

A clear charge and discharge curve should be seen, along with the square wave output of the frequency generator
Adjust the values of the capacitor or the resistor  Note how the curve changes as the time constant changes

 

Identifier: 
E&M: C - 018