# Lecture 17 AC circuits RLC circuits Transformer Maxwell

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Lecture 17

AC circuitsRLC circuitsTransformerMaxwell

AC CircuitAn AC circuit consists of a combination of circuit elements and an AC generator or sourceThe output of an AC generator is sinusoidal and varies with time according to the following equationv = Vmax sin 2tv is the instantaneous voltageVmax is the maximum voltage of the generator is the frequency at which the voltage changes, in Hz

Resistor in an AC CircuitConsider a circuit consisting of an AC source and a resistorThe graph shows the current through and the voltage across the resistorThe current and the voltage reach their maximum values at the same timeThe current and the voltage are said to be in phase Demo

More About Resistors in an AC CircuitThe direction of the current has no effect on the behavior of the resistorThe rate at which electrical energy is dissipated in the circuit is given by where i is the instantaneous currentthe heating effect produced by an AC current with a maximum value of Imax is not the same as that of a DC current of the same valueThe maximum current occurs for a small amount of time

rms Current and VoltageThe rms current is the direct current that would dissipate the same amount of energy in a resistor as is actually dissipated by the AC current

Alternating voltages can also be discussed in terms of rms values

Power RevisitedThe average power dissipated in resistor in an AC circuit carrying a current I is

Table 21-1, p.695

Fig. 21-1, p.694

Ohms Law in an AC Circuitrms values will be used when discussing AC currents and voltagesAC ammeters and voltmeters are designed to read rms valuesMany of the equations will be in the same form as in DC circuitsOhms Law for a resistor, R, in an AC circuitVR,rms = Irms RAlso applies to the maximum values of v and i

Capacitors in an AC CircuitConsider a circuit containing a capacitor and an AC sourceThe current starts out at a large value and charges the plates of the capacitorThere is initially no resistance to hinder the flow of the current while the plates are not chargedAs the charge on the plates increases, the voltage across the plates increases and the current flowing in the circuit decreases

More About Capacitors in an AC CircuitThe current reverses directionThe voltage across the plates decreases as the plates lose the charge they had accumulatedThe voltage across the capacitor lags behind the current by 90 Demo

Capacitive Reactance and Ohms LawThe impeding effect of a capacitor on the current in an AC circuit is called the capacitive reactance and is given by

When is in Hz and C is in F, XC will be in ohmsOhms Law for a capacitor in an AC circuitVC,rms = Irms XC

Inductors in an AC CircuitConsider an AC circuit with a source and an inductorThe current in the circuit is impeded by the back emf of the inductorThe voltage across the inductor always leads the current by 90 Demo

Inductive Reactance and Ohms LawThe effective resistance of a coil in an AC circuit is called its inductive reactance and is given byXL = 2LWhen is in Hz and L is in H, XL will be in ohmsOhms Law for the inductorVL,rms = Irms XL

The RLC Series CircuitThe resistor, inductor, and capacitor can be combined in a circuitThe current in the circuit is the same at any time and varies sinusoidally with time

Current and Voltage Relationships in an RLC CircuitThe instantaneous voltage across the resistor is in phase with the currentThe instantaneous voltage across the inductor leads the current by 90The instantaneous voltage across the capacitor lags the current by 90

Fig. 21-8, p.699

FIGURE 21.1 A series circuit consisting of a resistor R connected to an AC generator, designated by the symbol

FIGURE 21.8 A series circuit consisting of a resistor, an inductor, and a capacitor connected to an AC generator.