Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following is true about capacitors?

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1. Which is true about exponential decay?

2. RC circuits are unique because

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Additional Learning

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