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RC circuit response

Arshad, Atika and Tasnim, Rumana and Khan, Sheroz and Alam, A. H. M. Zahirul (2011) RC circuit response. In: Principle of Transducer Devices and Components. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-967-418-172-7

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Abstract

RC circuit consists of a resistor and a capacitor which are connected in series. This chapter focuses on how the voltage develops (or shrinks) with a constant voltage source, V, is turned on (or off). Generally speaking, a capacitor accumulates charge for a current flow in, and obviously current flow out of a capacitor results into charge depletion. The current flow into an uncharged capacitor is maximum, equal to VIR at the instant in time when the circuit is closed, alternatively we can say that an uncharged capacitor acts like a short circuit at t=0. However, current flow drops exponentially to reach zero when capacitor gets fully charged to act like an open circuit. Capacitor unlike a resistor from an electrical view point shows more complex current-voltage relation. Also, besides being a charge storage element, capacitor is like a delay element too with a time constant given by r=RC

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3930/21579
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rc Circuit, resistor, capacitor
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: dr Sheroz Khan
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 11:30
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2012 11:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21579

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