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RLC Circuit Simulation


RLC Circuit Simulation

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Applet allows user to build his own circuit by selecting components from a menu.
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
CAUTION: Java Applets may not run on all browsers
Date Added to MERLOT: May 13, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 23, 2001
Submitter: John Walkup


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
15 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

I spent about an hour working with the applet, which allows the user to build
a variety of series LRC circuits and observe the transient behavior. The applet
is rather well done, and qualitatively and quantitatively illustrates the
physics of this class of series circuits rather well. It has an unusual display,
showing the voltages at the nodes by tilting the circuit. This is clever, but
probably will need to be explained to most students.
The display of (t,V) points would be more quantitatively useful if it showed
only the actual values of V for a given t, and only when the mouse pointer is
close to the plotted voltage curve. As is, the graphs are hard to see on the
gray background, and cannot be used for consistent quantitative measurements.

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The major problem is that the calculations are unstable for some values of
circuit elements and time scales.

Avatar for John Walkup
16 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

A very clever approach to the circuit problem, and one that gives the user
plenty to experiment with. Applet takes a long time to load, but runs very
well. Highly recommended.