# Problem: Question 1: In an RC circuit, what is the name of the quantity represented by the symbol τ?A. The characteristic time.B. The decay constant.C. The time constant.D. The resistive component.Question 2: If the resistance in an RC circuit doubles, the value of τ will be?A. Double its original value. B. Half its original value. C. Four times its original value. D. One-fourth its original value.Question 3: If the capacitance of an RC circuit is cut in half, the value of τ will be?A. One half its original value.B. Double its original value. C. One-quarter its original value. D. Four times its original value.Question 4: As a capacitor discharges, the potential difference across the capacitor will?A. Increase exponentially. B. Decrease linearly.C. Increase linearly. D. Decrease exponentially. Question 5: A cell membrane acts like a?A. Resistor.B. Capacitor.C. resistor and a capacitor.

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Question 1: In an RC circuit, what is the name of the quantity represented by the symbol τ?

A. The characteristic time.

B. The decay constant.

C. The time constant.

D. The resistive component.
Question 2: If the resistance in an RC circuit doubles, the value of τ will be?

A. Double its original value.

B. Half its original value.

C. Four times its original value.

D. One-fourth its original value.
Question 3: If the capacitance of an RC circuit is cut in half, the value of τ will be?

A. One half its original value.

B. Double its original value.

C. One-quarter its original value.

D. Four times its original value.
Question 4: As a capacitor discharges, the potential difference across the capacitor will?

A. Increase exponentially.

B. Decrease linearly.

C. Increase linearly.

D. Decrease exponentially.

Question 5: A cell membrane acts like a?

A. Resistor.

B. Capacitor.

C. resistor and a capacitor.

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