# Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Definition & Explanation

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### Which of the following is true about capacitors?

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### 2. RC circuits are unique because

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A resistor-capacitor circuit, known as an RC circuit, is a type of electrical circuit that has both a resistor and a capacitor. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you better understand the characteristics of these circuits, the purpose of a capacitor and resistor, and what happens within these circuits. The questions on the quiz will test you on capacitors, resistors, and RC circuits.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

• Characteristics of capacitors
• Characteristics of resistors
• What makes an RC circuit unique
• Exponential decay as it relates to RC circuits
• Time constant discussed in this lesson

## Skills Practiced

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
• Making connections - use your understanding of electrical circuits to better grasp the characteristics of an RC circuit
• Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as capacitor, resistor, the time constant, and exponential decay
• Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding RC circuits

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

• Discuss and review electrical circuits
• Define a resistor-capacitor circuit
• Differentiate between resistors and capacitors
• Discuss decay in RC circuits
• Understand the concept of the time of decay
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