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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

Physics help please?

Consider an RC circuit already charged. The energy stored in the capacitor was determined as a function of time as the switch was closed and the capacitor was discharging. What is the best estimate of the time constant for the RC circuit?

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    1 month ago

    One time constant correlates to 36.8% of the maximum, or in this case

    U = 5J * 0.368 = 1.84 J

    Just eyeballing on the graph, I'd say that corresponds to 3.5 seconds or so.

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