RC circuits (Condensateurs).
Description: Electronics related application, studying the voltage and the current as a function of time during charge/discharge of a capacitor. To do the calculations:
- Choose charge resp. discharge, by checking the corresponding radiobutton.
- Fill in the values, defining your RC circuit: voltage E, resistance R and capacity C (in the case of charge, E = voltage of the generator; in the case of discharge, E = capacitor voltage when discharge begins = maximum voltage when charging with same values for R and C).
- Choose u(t), i(t) or u(t) et i(t) (to represent both curves on the same graph) in the "Calcul" menu to start the calculation.
The program calculates Umax, Imax and the time constant τ, choosing the units in a way that their values may be represented "as small numbers
with just 3 fractional digits". The u(t) or i(t) curve is drawn from t = 0 to t = 5τ, where the capacitor may be considered completely
Help with the physics of RC circuits as well as with the usage of the program (in French as the application itself) is included.
Improvement: Display of both curves on the same graph in the case of discharge, too.
Free Pascal features: Using bitmap canvas to draw maths function graphs. Displaying help using a Memo object on a
second form; filling a Memo object from a text file.