time constant

Definitions of time constant

n (electronics) the time required for the current or voltage in a circuit to rise or fall exponentially through approximately 63 per cent of its amplitude

relaxation time
the time constant of an exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance
Type of:
interval, time interval
a definite length of time marked off by two instants

n the ratio of the inductance of a circuit in henries to its resistance in ohms

Type of:
the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

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