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DanRow93

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## Homework Statement

A step voltage of 120v is applied to a series CR circuit. R = 20KΩ, C = 4µF

1. Deduce, using Kirchoff's voltage law and Laplace Transforms, an expression for the transient circuit current.

2. Using the equation obtained in 1. deduce the equations for the transient voltages across the resistor and capacitor.

## Homework Equations

V = vc + vr

vr = iR

i = C dvc/dt

vr = CR dvc/dt

V = vc + CR dvc/dt

## The Attempt at a Solution

I am first trying to find the transient circuit current, so I will use the equation i = C dvc/dt

Using Laplace Transforms gives i/s = C (sV(s) - vc(0))

vc(0) = 0

So i/s = C (sV(s))

i/s = (4x10^(-6))(sV(s))

i/(4x10^(-6)s) = sV(s)

I'm stuck here, I can't seem to find a Laplace Transform to put the equation into the (t) domain?

Or should I have started with the equation V = vc + CR dvc/dt