Learners compare the experience of driving an auto to the circuit responses of RL (resistance/inductance) circuits and RC (resistance/capacitance) circuits. Acceleration, position, speed, and torque are graphed.
Charging Time Constants of an RC Circuit (Screencast)
In this animated object, students view an explanation of how current, voltage, and the charge on a capacitor of a series RC circuit change during five time constants. A short quiz completes the activity.
In this animated and interactive object, learners study how a DC circuit, consisting of a diac, a capacitor, and two resistors, causes a light-emitting diode to turn on and off. A brief quiz completes the activity.