Problem: Suppose that R = 5 kΩ and C = 5μFWhat is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitors in? Express your answer to two significant figures and include approximate units.

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Time constant for a RC circuit:

T=RC

Equivalent resistance for resistors in parallel:

1Req=1R1+1R2

Equivalent capacitance for capacitors in series:

1Ceq=1C1+1C2

Req = (1/R1 + 1/R2)-1 = (1/5 + 1/5)-1 = 2.5 kΩ(1000Ω/1kΩ) = 2500 Ω

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Suppose that R = 5 kΩ and C = 5μF

What is the time constant for the discharge of the capacitors in? Express your answer to two significant figures and include approximate units.


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