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Design Studio 3

# Design Studio 3 - acts as a resistor When the switch moves...

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Design Studio #3 “First Order Circuits” Nicole Girsch Risa Aprilria Lauren Fife Parth Khade April 2, 2008

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1. Introduction The task in this assignment was to determine whether a capacitor or an inductor should be used in the circuit design for a camera flash. The second part of this assignment involved designing an RC circuit whose step response fit the unshaded region of the given figure. Then, we were asked to test and calculate our design for t = 1ms, 2ms, and 10ms. 2. Solution 1. In this design for a camera flash, you would use a 10mH capacitor. This is because, when the switch is in the first position for a long time, it fully charges by the source voltage of 5V, and when the shutter button is pressed, the switch moves positions and the capacitor is quickly discharged through the flash, which

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Unformatted text preview: acts as a resistor. When the switch moves, it is disconnected from the voltage source and directly connected to the camera flash resistor. The bright light that is emitted comes from the current of the capacitor. The capacitor must be recharged for the flash to be used again. 3. Conclusion This assignment helped students to understand real world applications of first order circuits, and the student was challenged to experiment with different circuit designs in order to fit a specified criteria. This allowed the student to not only be able to solve these types of circuits, but to work backwards and design and circuit that fits a set of data....
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