This java applet try to show the transient behavior that occurs when
the capacitor is being charged and discharged.
1. You will find a circuit with 10 Volt Voltage source, 100k ohms resistor and a 100uF capacitor in series¡C(k=103 , u=10-6 )
You can select different value of voltage/resistance/capacitance. (select value then Hit Update button!)2. Press Start to start the animation,
Or click within the cyan area(near battery), and drag the mouse up/down to change voltage.
3. There is a switch to control the flow path of the circuit.
Red curve shows voltage as a function
of time. V(t)
Blue curve shows current as a function of time.I(t)
5. The animation is suspended when you press the mouse button.
If you click with left mosue button,animation continues when you release the mouse button.
If you click with the right mouse button,you will need to press the mouse again to resume.
6. While the animation is suspended, move the mouse in the Vc(t) or T(t) plot area
Value of Vc, I and t. corresponse to mouse position will be displayed.
If you drag the mouse, It will show relative value.
Your suggestions are highly appreciated. E-mail ¡G firstname.lastname@example.org
Author¡GFu-Kwun Hwang, Dept. of physics, National Taiwan Normal University
Last modified : Due to the nature property of capacitor: Its voltage is continue all the time.
For those who want to know how it is calculated.