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RC Circuit Model
written by Wolfgang Christian
content provider: Anne Cox
RC Circuit models the dynamical behavior of a voltage source attached in series to a resistor and capacitor. The source voltage can be chosen to be either a 10 volt sinusoidal or square wave with an adjustable frequency. Users can examine and change the model if they have Ejs installed.

The RC Circuit model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_em_RcCircuit.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- AC Circuits
= Filters and Rectifiers
= Impedance
- DC Circuits
= RC Circuits
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
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Access Rights:
Free access
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
Java Archive File
Ejs, OSP, capacitor, capacitor discharge, computational modeling, frequency response
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 4, 2009 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
June 11, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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when Cataloged:
October 4, 2009
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W. Christian, Computer Program RC CIRCUIT MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), WWW Document, (
W. Christian, Computer Program RC CIRCUIT MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), <>.
APA Format
Christian, W. (2009). RC Circuit Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 27, 2023, from
Chicago Format
Christian, Wolfgang. "RC Circuit Model." Version 1.0. (accessed 27 September 2023).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang. RC Circuit Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2009. Java (JRE) 1.5, Java Archive File.27 Sep. 2023 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Wolfgang Christian", Title = {RC Circuit Model}, Month = {October}, Year = {2009} }
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RC Circuit Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the RC Circuit Model.

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