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Voltage drop question - need check/advice

  1. Oct 19, 2014 #1

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What do you predict the voltage will be measured from B to D directly?

    Vtot = 1.0 V peak-peak
    Two parallel branches, one with two 1.5 kOhm resistors in series, one with a 1.5 kOhm resistor and a 0.1 μF capacitor in series (see attached diagram)

    2. Relevant equations

    V=IR (?)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think the voltage at B and D should be equal, so the voltage drop from B to D should be 0. Is this right?
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  3. Oct 19, 2014 #2


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    "I think" is not an attempt :)

    Can you show a calculation to support your thinking?

    EDIT: Also, from what I can make out of the original question statement, two different devices are used to measure voltages: an oscilloscope and a DVM. They have different characteristics. What do you know about the values that DVM's display for voltages?
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
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