Capacitors and inductors

Capacitors and inductors

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This chapter discusses the basic structure of the capacitor and inductor. Explain the charging and discharging behaviours of a capacitor. Presents the storing and releasing energy of an inductor, the meaning and factors affecting capacitance and inductance. The relationship between voltage and current in capacitive and inductive circuits, and also calculates the energy stored in capacitors and inductors. Shows the equivalent capacitance and inductance in series, parallel and series-parallel configurations. Both of these electric elements can store energy that has been absorbed from the power supply, and release it to the circuit. A capacitor can store energy in the electric field, and an inductor can store energy in the magnetic field. This is different with a resistor that consumes or dissipates electric energy.

Inspec keywords: inductors; capacitors

Other keywords: inductive circuits; electric field; resistor; power supply; electric energy dissipation; capacitive circuits; inductors; capacitors

Subjects: Capacitors

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