Answer the following T/F questions based on the behavior of the circuit in the above Figure 5:
(1) A transient current flows for a short time after the RELAY is switched to either the N.O.("normally open") or N.C. ("normally closed") position.
(2)The transient currents that flow in this experiment decays exponentially to zero.
(3)The capacitor charge Q exponentially decays to zero when the RELAY is thrown to position N.O.
(4)When the current I is positive, the capacitor charge Q is decreasing.
(5)When the current I is positive, the measured VOLTAGE IN 2 will be negative.
(6)When the capacitor charge Q is positive, the measured VOLTAGE IN 1 is positive.
(7)The quantity t1/2=? ln 2 is called the half-life of an exponential decay, where ?=RC is the time constant in an RC circuit. The current in a discharging RC circuit drops by half whenever t increases by . For a circuit with R=2 k? and C=3 ?F, if the current is 6 am at t=5 ms, at what time (in ms) will the current be 3 mA?