Current over Time in a Series RL Circuit#

Consider the \(RL\) circuit shown below.

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Question Text#

How long after switch \(\rm S\) is thrown does it take the current in the circuit to reach \(1/{{ params.fac }}\) of its maximum value? Express your answer in terms of the time constant \(\tau_L\) of the circuit.

Answer Section#

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\(t =\) \(\tau_L\).

Attribution#

Problem is from the OpenStax University Physics Volume 2 textbook, licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
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