In this lab, I'm supposed to find the average slope between a charging and discharging capacitor. For the slope of charging and for the slope discharging I used the basic formula y2-y1/x2-x1 choosing arbritary points on both lines. Charging slope = 4.6/-15, and discharging slope = 3.48/-57. Now how do I go about finding an average slope? Add the two together and divide by 2?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Multiplying RC (my capacitor and resistors are as follows: C1 = 1000 microFarads Resistor 1 = 10 kOhms) together and I get 10. My average slope should equal that, I suppose, or at least close. If I add my charging and discharging slopes together and then divide by 2, I get 2.33, not 10, so I'm thinking that I'm really doing something wrong here.

Thanks for any insight there is out there.

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# Homework Help: RC Time Constant and Average Slope

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