With the RC Circuits Lab, students determine the time constant of a RC circuit.
- College Board AP Curriculum-Aligned Labs
- Students Determine the Time Constant of a RC Circuit
- Material and Instructions for Six Students per Lab Group
- Kit Includes a 1000 Ohm Resistor, 100 Microfarad Capacitor, and More
Students use that value to calculate the resistance of an unknown resistor used in the circuit. The lab is aligned with the College Board AP Curriculum. It includes instructions and materials for up to six students per lab group.
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Accessories information: AP Physics instructors authored the teacher's guides and student manuals, which are available separately.
Ordering information: This kit includes a 1000 Ohm resistor, 100 microfarad capacitor, 9V battery and connection wires, breadboard, multimeter, wire leads, and stopwatch.