Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Practice Problems

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A 12 volt battery is connected to a resistor and a capacitor in series. When the circuit is first connected, what is the voltage across the resistor? What is the voltage across the capacitor?

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1. A 12 volt battery is connected to a resistor and a capacitor in series. When the capacitor is fully charged, what is the voltage across the resistor? What is the voltage across the capacitor?

2. A 12 volt battery is connected to a 4 ohm resistor and a 5 farad capacitor in series. When the capacitor is fully charged, what is the current flowing through the circuit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used to challenge your knowledge of Resistor-Capacitor (RC) circuits. Quiz questions will revolve around capacitors and current flow.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics on this quiz involve the voltage or current reading when:

  • A 12 volt battery is first connected
  • RC circuits are connected together
  • A 12 volt battery is connected to a 4 ohm resistor and 5 farad capacitor in series

Skills Practiced

Improve the following skills using this quiz and worksheet combo:

  • Distinguishing differences - understand the disparity between resistors and capacitors to figure out their voltage, given specific parameters
  • Making connections - recall the material presented concerning 12-volt batteries to determine the magnitude of current flowing through a circuit
  • Problem solving - recall the information given about RC circuits to answer a question about voltage upon initial connection

Additional Learning

Learn more about RC circuits by exploring the tutorial entitled Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Practice problems. This lesson will examine:

  • Amps
  • Ohms
  • The RC voltage equation
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