Hi all… I’m new to the forum and I’m here because I’m in need of HELP!!!! It’s been more than 30 years since I’ve seen the inside of a classroom and my “math skills” are beyond “rusty”… they’re more like “seized” and hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.
My problem is electrical in nature… I have a capacitor that is discharging through a resistor and I would like to know the average value of the exponential discharge current over a period that is much, much greater than 6 time constants of the RC circuit. What is the proper way to calculate the “average” value of that decaying exponential? I tried taking the integral of “the function” divided by difference of the limits which is the period of time I’m interested in… I did not get the correct answer, as it doesn’t agree with the circuit’s actual performance.
Any help would be appreciated!!!