[swf:https://vcephysics.com/flash/swf/capacitor.swf 600 333 white wmode]
This animation shows the charge and discharge of a capacitor. You can see how the time taken depends on the resistance & capacitance of the circuit.
- Use the sliders to change the values of battery voltage, resistance or capacitance.
- Discharge the capacitor by using the appropriate push button.
- Pause the charge / discharge by disconnecting the capacitor. Voltage & data are recorded.
- Voltage / time data can be selected & copied into a spreadsheet for analysis.