I have this circuit
My task is to match these four statements.
"\$v_1=0\$ for a very long time. The time constant for the charging time for the capacitor immediately after \$v_1\$ jumps to \$v_1=10V\$ is ...
"\$v_1=10V\$ for a very long time. The time constant for the discharge time for the capacitor immediately after \$v_1\$ jumps to \$v_1=0\$ is ...
I can't really find any arguments as to why these statements belong together.
Has it something to do with the diodes not being forward biased? I hope someone can clarify this for me.
The main problem I have with this, is that I don't exactly understand how the capacitor is charging and discharging through the resistors, and when and why the diodes are conducting and non-conducting.
I just saw the answers to this problem. For number 1 they have this drawing.
For number 2 they have this drawing.