Problem: The duration of a photographic flash is related to an RC time constant, which is 0.100μF for a certain camera. (a) If the resistance of the flash lamp is 0.0400Ω during discharge, what is the size of the capacitor supplying its energy? (b) What is the time constant for charging the capacitor, if the charging resistance is 800k Ω

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Time constant:

τ=RC

(a)

From the equation, C = τ/R

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The duration of a photographic flash is related to an RC time constant, which is 0.100μF for a certain camera. 

(a) If the resistance of the flash lamp is 0.0400Ω during discharge, what is the size of the capacitor supplying its energy? 

(b) What is the time constant for charging the capacitor, if the charging resistance is 800k Ω

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