(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Type P241B coaxial cable has an inductance of 0.4 μH/m and a capacitance of 40 pF/m.

The diagram below shows a 100 m length of this cable connected to a battery and switch at the sending end and a 50Ω resistor at the receiving end.

(a) If S is closed, what initial current will flow from the battery?

(b) How long will it take before this current changes?

(c) What will be the battery current at t=∞?

3. The attempt at a solution

I calculated the effective resistance of the cable to be 100 ohms. Since this is in series with a 50 ohm resistor then the total resistance is 150.

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# Homework Help: Coaxial cable; current problem

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