Finding voltage and phase

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by gbox, Dec 31, 2015.

Dec 29, 2015
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Find V_ab and |V_ab| and the phase of V_ab.

I thought about using Thevenin, but than I thought that the elements above AB are the same as under AB.

Or I can just say that $$V_AB=V_source-Z_R-( V_source-Z_C)$$?
How should I approach this?

Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
2. WBahn Moderator

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Do you know about complex impedance?

Dec 29, 2015
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I know that
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1. [plain]$$V_source=V_in*e^{\omega t} Z_R=R and Z_C=\frac{1}{\omega c i}$$[/plain]

Dec 29, 2015
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Here is the attempt

5. WBahn Moderator

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Okay, so if you were asked merely to find the voltage at Node A, could you do it?

If you were asked to merely find the voltage at Node B, could you do it?

If so, recognize that V_ab is, by definition, the voltage at Node A minus the voltage at Node B.

Dec 29, 2015
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I have used voltage divider is it right?

7. WBahn Moderator

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Your image capture doesn't have enough contrast for my tired old eyes to read easily, but it appears you are starting out on the right path.

8. anhnha Active Member

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Your approach using voltage divider is right but you need to review the formula to calculate voltage across each element of a voltage divider.