In this animated activity, learners examine the conversion of electrical energy into an electrostatic charge within the dielectric material of a capacitor.

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.

Discharging Time Constants of an RC Circuit (Screencast)

In this animated object, learners examine how current, voltage and the discharging capacitor of a series RC changes during 5 time constants. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Instantaneous Voltage Calculations of a Discharging RC Circuit (Using a TI-35X or a TI-36X Calculator)

In this animated object, learners view the keystrokes on a TI-35X/36X calculator that are required to solve for the instantaneous voltage of a discharging RC circuit.

Instantaneous Voltage Calculations of a Charging RC Circuit (Calculator TI-35X orTI-36X)

Learners view a sample of the keystrokes from a TI-35X or 36X calculator that are required to solve for the instantaneous voltage of a charging RC circuit.