EE 212 Lab

Lab 3: Square Waves and RC Time Constants

Prelab 3

The purpose of this lab is to measure the step and square-wave responses of an RC circuit to gain a better understanding of step responses and time constants.

Laboratory Procedure:

1. Observe waveforms using the oscilloscope and note effects of AC vs. DC coupling.

2. Measure rise time of a function generator square-wave.

3. Calibration and probe settings for the oscilloscope.

4. View and investigate RC circuit step responses.

5. Measure the inductor provided in your kit. You'll need this value for next week's lab.

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