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Name: RL Circuits
ID: m42425
Language: English (en)
  • Calculate the current in an RL circuit after a specified number of characteristic time steps.
  • Calculate the characteristic time of an RL circuit.
  • Sketch the current in an RL circuit over time.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: characteristic time, characteristic time constant, inductor, resistor, RL circuit, time constant
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
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Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Jan 17, 2012 3:12 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jul 19, 2012 11:57 am +0000


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