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Transients in Circuits

The RC Circuit
PHYS208 Notes: Development of the differential equation for charging of a capacitor
RC time constant:
RC time constant
Capacitor charging by emf through resistance: Capacitor discharging through resistance:
C charging through R C discharging through R
  Concept Check: Charging Capacitors
The LR Circuit
LR time constant:
LR time constant
Inductor energizing by emf through resistance: Inductor deenergizing through resistance:
L energizing through R L deenergizing through R
  Concept Check: Energizing Inductors   -   Second Configuration

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