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The purposes of this lab are:

  1. to familiarize the student with the use of the oscilloscope and signal generator;

  2. to gain a feel for the behavior of RC and LR circuits and their time constants; and

  3. to appreciate that capacitors and inductors are not ideal.

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Intermediate

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Number of set-ups available: 10

Per lab station:

1 digital oscilloscope
2 multimeters
2 DC power supplies
1 signal generator
1 breadboard with power connectors
1 potentiometer
   red and black banana leads
   wire
   alligator clips
   assorted resistors
   assorted capacitors
   10 mH inductors

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