EM7.2 Short Time Constant RC Circuit

An RC series circuit with a 3 millisecond time constant. By applying a square wave voltage across the circuit using a function generator and attaching an oscilloscope across the capacitor, you can clearly see the capacitor rapidly charging and discharging on a short timescale. By adjusting the frequency of the square wave input, students can see some interesting transient patterns.

Equipment Location: Shelf C4-2