RC Circuits



This java applet try to show the transient behavior that occurs when the capacitor is being charged and discharged.

1. You will find a 10 Volt Voltage source,
    Click within the green area and drag the mouse up/down
        to change its value.
2. A 100k ohms resistor and a 100uF in seriesC(k=103 , u=10-6 )

3. There is a switch to control the flow path of the circuit.

4. Press Start to start the animation,
    The program will show the voltage of capacitor(Vc) and resistor.
    It also draw Vc-t(ime) curve.

5. You can change the switch at any time.

6. If the mouse is inside the Vc-t plot area,
    Its values corresponse to mouse position will be displayed.
    If you drag the mouse, It will show relative value.

7. The animation is suspended when you press the mouse button.
    If you click with left mosue button,
        animation continues when you release the mouse button.
    If you click with the right mouse button,
        you will need to press the mouse again to resume.



Your suggestions are highly appreciated. E-mail G hwang@phy03.phy.ntnu.edu.tw

AuthorGFu-Kwun Hwang, Dept. of physics, National Taiwan Normal University
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