Fundamentals of AC circuits

Fundamentals of AC circuits

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After completing this chapter, you should be able to: understand the difference between DC and AC; understand the definitions of AC phase shift, period, frequency, peak to peak, peak, RMS values, phasor, etc.; understand the relationship of period and frequency; understand and define three important components of sinusoidal waveform; define the phase difference between sinusoidal voltage and current; convert sinusoidal time-domain quantities to phasor-domain forms, and vice versa; analyse the sinusoidal AC circuits using phasors; and study the effect of resistive, inductive, and capacitive elements in AC circuits.

Inspec keywords: time-domain analysis; analogue circuits

Other keywords: sinusoidal current; phasor-domain form; capacitive element; sinusoidal waveform; sinusoidal AC circuit; RMS values; sinusoidal time-domain quantity; AC phase shift; inductive element; resistive element; sinusoidal voltage; phase difference; DC circuit

Subjects: Other analogue circuits

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