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Wiring set-up for LR circuit

Wiring set-up for LRC circuit

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A theremin

LRC Circuits

This practical investigates AC circuits containing resistors (R), capacitors (C) and inductors (L), building on your previous experiences from Circuits 2. In this practical we are primarily interested in driven LRC circuits. The objective is to find the inductance of an inductor and the natural frequency of oscillation of an LRC circuit. In the process, you will investigate the response of a driven LRC circuit to different frequencies, look at the effect of damping, and see what happens when the circuit enters resonance. By the end of the practical, you will see how resonant circuits can be used to tune radios. 

Current students can find more information [on Learn Ultra]. 

In this session you will have:

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