Learning Exercise

RC Circuit Web Assignment No. 2

An online assignment using a Java applet by Michael Davidson. Tests the user on their qualitative understanding of the flow of electrons in an RC circuit when charging and discharging.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics

Examine how electrons flow within a circuit consisting of a capacitor and battery using this tutorial. Visitors can... see more


See http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/RCCircuit002.htm


Basic understanding of electrostatics.


RC Circuit, capacitor, capacitance.

Learning Objectives

To enhance a student's understanding of how current charges and discharges a capacitor, and why.