RLC combination help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Camelcampbell, Feb 22, 2014.

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2. shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

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Just upload pic to imgur and link, or photobucket, or flickr, or whatever other pic hosting service.

(rhetorical question) Why such simple thing like posting a pic is such pain in the a\$\$? (end of rhetorical question)

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4. shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

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Part a.

*Replace inductors with jwL.
j is unit imaginary number
w=60 Hz, this is given to you when they told you about the source
L is inductance of the inductor, you only have one.

Replace capacitor with 1/(jwC)
j is same as above.
w=60 Hz
C is capacitance of the capacitor, you only have one.

Now you have calculated impedance of the inductor and capacitor. The unit of impedance is Ohm. Meaning, you replaced inductor and capacitor with their resistor equivalent. So now you have purely resistive circuit. Some of your resistors are in series, some in parallel. Find equivalent resistance, that is your total impedance of the circuit.

5. Camelcampbell Thread Starter New Member

Feb 22, 2014
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What do you mean by "imaginary number"? Are you referring to the component method?

I've gotten as far as determining XL=3.77ohms and XC=17.68ohms just not sure where to take it from there....

6. Camelcampbell Thread Starter New Member

Feb 22, 2014
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a) 3.55ohms
b)33.21
c)10.9 degrees lagging current
d)33.21amps
e)6.389amps

7. Camelcampbell Thread Starter New Member

Feb 22, 2014
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Do you mean j is -90 or 90 degrees?

8. shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

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XL and Xc denotes reactance. You need to take it a step further. You need impedance.

+j is 90°
-j is -90°

Also. 1/j is equal to -j. So 1/(jwC)=-j/(wC)

9. anhnha Active Member

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I am sure you meant f = 60Hz.

10. Camelcampbell Thread Starter New Member

Feb 22, 2014
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Ok yeah so impedance of LR1 is 6.262ohms and CR2 is 20.312ohms
Where do I go from there?

11. shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

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Yes, thank you.

w=2*pi*f=2*pi*60

12. shteii01 AAC Fanatic!

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That can not be right because I don't see j.

Also. I am sorry for making earlier mistake. w=2*pi*f
In your case f is given, it is 60 Hz.

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15. JoeJester AAC Fanatic!

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I think the answers you posted in post number 6 has problems. Answers b and d can not be the same.

The others are suspect as well.

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