Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
Advertisement Remove all ads

# How Many Time Constants Will Elapse before the Charge on a Capacitors Falls to 0.1% of Its Maximum Value in a Discharging Rc Circuit? - Physics

Sum

How many time constants will elapse before the charge on a capacitors falls to 0.1% of its maximum value in a discharging RC circuit?

Advertisement Remove all ads

#### Solution

The decay of charge across a capacitor,

$q = Q e^{- \frac{t}{RC}}$

Here, q = 0.1 % and Q = 1 × 10−3 Q

⇒ 1 × 10−3 Q = $Q e^{- \frac{t}{RC}}$

$\Rightarrow e^{- \frac{t}{RC}}=10^{-3}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{t}{rC} = - \left( - 6 . 9 \right) = 6 . 9$

Let t = nRC

$\Rightarrow \frac{nRC}{RC} = 6 . 9$

$\Rightarrow n = 6 . 9$

Concept: Energy Stored in a Capacitor
Is there an error in this question or solution?
Advertisement Remove all ads

#### APPEARS IN

HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 10 Electric Current in Conductors
Q 71 | Page 203
Advertisement Remove all ads

#### Video TutorialsVIEW ALL 

Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications

Forgot password?