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Transfer Functions of RC, RL, and LRC Circuits

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The purposes of this lab are:

  1. to introduce the concepts of transfer functions (both amplitude and phase);

  2. to introduce resonance and the concept of Q; and

  3. to further illustrate the difference between real capacitors and inductors and their idealized models.

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Intermediate: P48

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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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