RC T IME C ONSTANT
Experiment 3
This formal report illustrates the steps that were taken in the process
of determining the time constant of the RC circuit. The time required
to charge or discharge a capacitance differs depending on the RC
circuit. In this
RC T IME C ONSTANT
Experiment 3
This formal report illustrates the steps that were taken in the process
of determining the time constant of the RC circuit. The time required
to charge or discharge a capacitance differs depending on the RC
circuit. In this
Winter 2012
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PHYS 1004
Introductory Electromagnetism and Wave Motion
Winter 2012
Course Outline
This course is designed to provide an introduction to electricity, magnetism, circuits,
electromagnetic induction, and wave motion from a physics pe
Carleton University Physics Department
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PHYS 1004
Winter 2010
Reference material for exam and tutorial tests
NA = 6.022 1023 mol1
G = 6.674 1011 N m2 kg 2
g = 9.81 m s2
me = 9.109 1031 kg
mp = 1.673 1027 kg
e = 1.602 1019 C
K = 1/(4 0 ) = 8.988 109 N
Physics Toolbox
Linear kinematics
Under constant acceleration a [m/s2]:
v = v0 + at
x x0 = v0 t +
2
v 2 = v 0 + 2a ( x x 0 )
x x0 =
12
at
2
v0 + v
t = v avge t
2
where o [m/s] is the initial velocity at the start of time period t[s], v is the velocity at
Mathematical Toolbox
1. Solution of quadratic equations
For an equation: ax 2 + bx + c = 0
There are two solutions given by: x =
b b 2 4ac
2a
2. Geometry
+ + = 1800
1. The internal angles of a triangle add up to 1800.
2. The external angle equals the sum