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This applet simulates the transient behavior of a simple RC circuit.  The user can change the magnitudes of the resistance, capacitance, and the voltage of the battery, as well as flip a switch between its two positions.  The applet then graphs the voltage and current in the circuit as functions of time, and displays visual representations of those two quantities on a circuit diagram.

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
- DC Circuits
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Electrical Charge

This applet simulates the transient behavior that occurs when a capacitor is being charged and discharged. Students can change the magnitudes of the resistance, capacitance, and the voltage of the battery, as well as flip a switch between its two positions.  The applet then graphs both voltage and current in the circuit as functions of time.

Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Moving Charges and Electric Circuits

This applet simulates the transient behavior of a simple RC circuit.  Students can change the magnitudes of the resistance, capacitance, and the voltage of the battery, as well as flip a switch between its two positions.  The applet then graphs both voltage and current in the circuit as functions of time.

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