Explore a simple RC circuit consisting of a resistor and a capacitor in series. Learn why capacitors cannot be charged and discharged instantaneously; it takes time. Learn how to use a resistor to limit the rate at which a capacitor charges and discharges
- Capacitors can charge and discharge…energy very quickly, but they can not…do it instantaneously.…When I apply a voltage to a capacitor to charge it,…it takes some small amount of time…for the current to flow into the capacitor,…to actually fill it up with charge.…It's like when I blow air into a balloon to fill it up.…No matter how hard I blow, the balloon takes time to fill.…We can actually…
- Reading electrical schematics
- Building circuits on breadboards
- Reviewing types of static and variable resistors
- Reading resistor color codes
- Measuring resistance with a DMM
- Measuring resistive sensors with an Arduino microcontroller
- Making electrical signal measurements with an oscilloscope
- Measuring AC voltage with a DMM
- Understanding the time domain and frequency domain
- Designing passive low-pass and high-pass filters
- Reviewing reactive RC and RL circuits
- The relationship between capacitors and inductors
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1. Building Circuits
Read electrical schematics6m 25s
3. Resistive Circuits
4. Oscilloscope Measurements
6. Alternating Current
7. Electrical Signals
8. Reactive Circuits
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