# Physics 160: Practical Electronics

Text: The Art of Electronics, Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill

##### RLC Networks

RC charge and decay
This demo helps students visualize the time dependent behaviors exhibited by a capacitor with an AC input. It shows that when charging a capacitor, in series with a resistor, the capacitor voltage will depend on the time constant $\tau=RC$

RL circuit
Show students how a resistor and inductor react to square wave inputs.

RLC resonance
Utilizes a series bandpass and series bandstop filter to demonstrate the resonance that occurs when combining a resistor, capacitor, and inductor.

Low-pass and high-pass filters
This demo shows the frequency dependence of RC circuits in various configurations.

##### Diodes

Quantum mechanics of diodes
Uses several arrangements of LEDs to show the useful properties of the diode.