Capacitor Discharging

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Introduction: Capacitor Discharging

These are the plots of the data I collected from a simple charge discharge circuit in my physics 2 class. All I did was set up a single capacitor to a resistor and connected both to a 6 volt battery to charge up to aproxamately 5.7 volts. I then disconnected the battery from the circuit, allowing the voltage to be discharged. This data is the rate at wich the voltage is reducing in steps of 5 seconds.

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    Neat! I'd be interested in seeing how various mythologized capacitors actually discharge. Microwaves, CRT monitors, etc. Might reinforce some safety practices or dispel a few myths.