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Electric circuits problem (RL/C circuits)

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when solving a RL or RC circuit, what's the easiest way to tell if it is a natural response problem or step response?
 
What about the differential equation?
 

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ACLerok said:
when solving a RL or RC circuit, what's the easiest way to tell if it is a natural response problem or step response?
Are you asking about the difference between natural response and forced response? That depends on the forcing function.

See this page - http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/c/ca/capacitor.htm [Broken], and

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/I/In/Inductor.htm [Broken]

Or perhaps you are referring to the initial conditions - Initial potential or charge on a capacitor, or initial current in an inductor, which is then discharged, as opposed to no potential or charge on capacitor, or no initial current in an inductor, which then has a potential applied at some time, to.
 
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