How do capacitors act in a circuit with a resistor? How do capacitors discharge?

posted Jan 5, 2018, 4:28 PM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Jan 13, 2018, 12:25 PM ]
2: F 1/12 lab, 4: T 1/16 lab
Last time, we learned about how to use a breadboard to build a circuit.  Today, we'll actually build a practice circuit using the 1F capacitor.  Then, once we feel comfortable with that, we'll start the Mystery Capacitor Lab where you'll have to use data to determine the unknown capacitance and resistance in charging and discharging circuits.  
Homework:  If you have not done so yet, finish pages 1-2 of Mystery Capacitor Lab and plan out how you're going to conduct the next part of the experiment outlined on page 3.  Read section 26-4 in your textbook if you have not already done so.