Resistance (in ohms)

50 ohms 150 ohms

100

Capacitance (in microfarads)

3.0 microF 8.0 microF

5

Inductance (in mH)

5 mH 50 mH

20

Frequency (in Hz)

300 Hz 700 Hz

500

This simulation shows several representations for a series RLC circuit. The impedance triangle is shown at the top right.
At the bottom left is the voltage vs. time graph, for the source voltage (purple), the voltage across the resistor (red), the voltage
across the inductor (blue), and the voltage across the capacitor (green). At the bottom right is a graph of the peak current
as a function of the frequency.

Adjust the sliders, and see what changes in response.

Simulation first posted on 3-13-2016. Written by Andrew Duffy

This work by Andrew Duffy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This simulation can be found in the collection at http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/classroom.html.

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