RC Series Circuit#

A \({{ params.R }}\rm\ \Omega\) resistor, an uncharged \({{ params.C }}\rm\ \mu F\) capacitor, and a \({{ params.V }}\rm\ V\) are connected in series.

Part 1#

What is the initial current?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\rm\ A\).

Part 2#

What is the \(RC\) time constant?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\rm\ s\).

Part 3#

What is the current after one time constant?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\rm\ A\).

Part 4#

What is the voltage on the capacitor after one time constant?

Answer Section#

Please enter in a numeric value in \(\rm\ V\).

pl-submission-panel#




pl-answer-panel#

\(I_0 =\) \(\rm\ A\)
\(\tau =\) \(\rm\ s\)
\(I_1 =\) \(\rm\ A\)
\(V=\) \(\rm\ V\)

Attribution#

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