Concept #1: LR Circuits
Example #1: Unknown Resistance in an LR Circuit
Practice: Consider the LR circuit shown below. Initially, both switches are open. Switch 1 is closed. a) What is the maximum current in the circuit after a long time? Then, S1 is opened and S2 is closed. b) What is the current in the circuit after 0.05s?
Practice: An LR circuit with L = 0.1 H and R = 10 Ω are connected to a battery with the circuit initially broken. When the circuit is closed, how much time passes until the current reaches half of its maximum value?