Capacitance - Capacitance October 29, 2006 Performed By:...

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Capacitance October 29, 2006 Performed By: Mitch Oestreich, Arun N., Sanmi O., Nick T. TA: Hung-Sheng Chiang Problem: The question that we tried to answer in this lab was how the amount of time a light bulb would stay lit when connected to different sizes of capacitors. Prediction: The set up that we had allowed for 3 variables, two of which we couldn’t control. Time and Voltage were out of our control, but the variable of Capacitance was fully under our power to control. We predicted that as we upped the Capacitance the time would also increase. Data: See Data Sheet Experiment and Results: We set up a circuit involving a 6V battery, a light bulb, and capacitors in different arrangements, and a volt meter. We knew the Capacitance of each capacitor we used, and the time was measured with a stopwatch. The results of our tests are apparent in the data table and graph on the following page, but to sum up the results, we found that when the capacitance was .11F the time was 1.33s, and when the capacitance was .49F the time was 6.81s.
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHYS 1302 taught by Professor Courant during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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Capacitance - Capacitance October 29, 2006 Performed By:...

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