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RL/RC Circuits

A series RL circuit with L = 3.00 H and a series RC circuit with C = 3.00 have equal time constants. If the two circuits contain the same resistance R,
(a) What is the value of R and
(b) What is the time constant?

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For a series RL circuit, the time constant (TC) is usually denoted by
TC (in seconds) = L ...

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For a series RL circuit, the time constant (TC) is usually denoted by TC (in seconds) = L (Henry) / R (Ohm). For a series RC circuit, the time constant (TC) is denoted by TC (in seconds) = C (Farad) X R (Ohm).

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