Help with Series RC Circuit

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by kdawg5, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. kdawg5

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    Nov 16, 2008
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    I have a basic series RC circuit connected to a 5 V AC source @ 100Hz. Knowing only the experimental voltage drops across the resistor and the capacitor separately, is there any way I can find the experimental value of the resistor and the capacitor? If so, how?

    Note: I do not know what the system's current is either.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Alexei Smirnov

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    I beleive you can only find R*C product, but not exact R and C values. You have to know current, or either R or C.
     
  3. Ron H

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    I agree.


    (Message too short, so I'll add this meaningless text.)
     
  4. mik3

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    Feb 4, 2008
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    If it is an experiment why don't you measure current?
     
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