Student Manual

The main objective of this experiment is to investigate the time needed to discharge a capacitor and determine the RC time constant of an RC series circuit. Students will also practice how to generate and acquire a signal using the data acquisition system. The voltage across resistor and capacitor will determine the value of the unknown resistor/capacitor.

Software Code Capacitor
Sample Results Charging of the capacitor
Discharging of capacitor
Curve fitting discharging capacitor
Experiment Code 1.6A
Version 14 September 2014, 2015-v2

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Pictorial Procedure