College of Letters & Science
Department of Physics
5 Electricity and Magnetism
Capacitor and Light Bulb
5F30.10 CAPACITOR AND LIGHT BULB
A light bulb glows as capacitors charge and discharge, demonstrating an RC time constant.
Note: the capacitors continue charging for several seconds after the light goes out.
Capacitors are 1 F at 5 V.
(use 15 W bulb)