RC Circuit


This simulation shows the time-dependent behavior of the charge, voltage, and current in an RC circuit. The values of the resistance, capacitance, and emf can be adjusted using the sliders. The two switches in the circuit can be toggled open and closed by clicking in the check boxes. Choose what to plot using the drop down list. Click on the play icon in the bottom left corner to watch the graph update.
  1. Which parameters affect the speed with which the capacitor charges/discharges?
  2. Which parameters affect the maximum charge held by the capacitor?
  3. Which parameters affect the maximum current provided by the discharging capacitor?