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Differential Electricity

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:


V represents the voltage drop across the parallel combination of the capacitor (C) and resistor (R). Find the differential equation that V obeys in terms of $V_0$ and its derivatives.

Make up some realistic constants for a capacitor. Can you solve the resulting differential equation?