- Homework Statement:
In the capacitor discharge formula q= (q0e)^(–t/RC) the symbol t represents:
A)the time constant
B)the time it takes for C to lose the fraction 1/e of its initial charge
C)the time it takes for C to lose the fraction (1 – 1/e) of its initial charge
D)the time it takes for C to lose essentially all of its initial charge
E)none of the above
The answer is E.
- Relevant Equations:
- q= (q0e)^(–t/RC)
If none of the above is correct, what is a good definition of the symbol t (time)?