Resistor, Capacitor Charging and Discharging

This experiment uses the computer/multimedia system to measure in real-time and graphically display the results of a capacitor charging in series witha resitor and a battery. The computer measures the voltage across the capacitor and plots a graph of Voltage vs Time as the capacitor charges or discharges through the resistor. A different sized resistor can also be substituted and the graphs compared side by side.

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Pasco Computer Interface   Pasco Current Sensor   1 Farad Capacitor
Resistors   6V Battery   Wires