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This applet simulates the transient behavior of a simple RC circuit.  The user can change the magnitudes of the resistance, capacitance, and the voltage of the battery, as well as flip a switch between its two positions.  The applet then graphs the voltage and current in the circuit as functions of time, and displays visual representations of those two quantities on a circuit diagram.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
- DC Circuits
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
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- Algebra-based Physics
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© 2004 Fu-Kwun Hwang
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capacitor, discharge
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Electrical Charge

This applet simulates the transient behavior that occurs when a capacitor is being charged and discharged. Students can change the magnitudes of the resistance, capacitance, and the voltage of the battery, as well as flip a switch between its two positions.  The applet then graphs both voltage and current in the circuit as functions of time.

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Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Moving Charges and Electric Circuits

This applet simulates the transient behavior of a simple RC circuit.  Students can change the magnitudes of the resistance, capacitance, and the voltage of the battery, as well as flip a switch between its two positions.  The applet then graphs both voltage and current in the circuit as functions of time.

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F. Hwang, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=31.0).
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F. Hwang, NTNU Java: RC Circuits (2004), <http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=31.0>.
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Hwang, F. (2004). NTNU Java: RC Circuits. Retrieved July 24, 2014, from http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=31.0
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. NTNU Java: RC Circuits. 2004. http://www.phy.ntnu.edu.tw/ntnujava/index.php?topic=31.0 (accessed 24 July 2014).
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