The RC Circuit

The RC Circuit - The RC Circuit Section 422, B.J. Anderson...

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The RC Circuit Section 422, B.J. Anderson Stephen Harper Partner: Sarah Bass Tuesday, September 27, 2005 “The work presented in this report is my own, and the data were obtained by my lab partners and myself during the lab period.”
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Abstract: The purpose of this lab was to study the RC time constant and its relationship to voltage. In part I of the lab, a multimeter and a capacitor meter were used to find the time constant RC. This was then compared to the measured RC value. The experimental value for RC (108.7 ± .9 s) was not consistent within uncertainties with the calculated value for RC (96.8 ± 0.1 s). This implies that some form of error was committed during the lab, which is accounted for in the discussion section. In part II of the lab, an oscilloscope was used to find the RC constant. The experimental value for the RC constant (525 ± 25 μs) did not agree with the calculated value for the RC constant (5.67 ± 0.01 μs). The fact that these values differed by a power of 100 suggests that a mistake was made when reading the oscilloscope. Data Analysis and Results:
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