# V(AVG) of a sine, again

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Agonche, Aug 21, 2012.

1. ### Agonche Thread Starter Member

Aug 26, 2011
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Hey, it's a similar question again.
This time, I think my teacher got a wrong answer.
Here's the problem:
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Draw the output voltage waveform, and find $V_{AVG}$.
The diode is considered ideal.

$V_i=30sin\omega t$
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Diode is ON when $V_i>-11.3V$, in this case $V_o=-11.3V$
Diode is OFF when $V_i<-11.3V$, in this case $V_o=V_i$

$V_o$ waveform:

$\theta_1=\pi + arcsin \frac{-11.3}{-30}$
$\theta_2=2\pi - arcsin \frac{-11.3}{-30}$

OK, here's what I've done. I pushed the waveform up +11.3.

$V_{AVG}=\frac {1}{2\pi}[\int_{\theta_1}^{\theta_2}18.7sin\theta \cdot d\theta]-11.3$
$V_{AVG}=-16.8V$

The teachers answer is -15.8. I don't know how he got there but can anyone confirm that I'm right.

2. ### The Electrician AAC Fanatic!

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If the diode is considered ideal doesn't that mean that the forward voltage drop is zero? That's what you assumed in your previous thread, wasn't it?

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3. ### Agonche Thread Starter Member

Aug 26, 2011
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Im sorry, the diode has the .7V barrier. It seems I was looking somewhere else when I wrote ideal.
Anyway, thank you for the very clear explanation. I didn't really catch the easy way, with the MIN function. (Im not that good at math :/).

btw, can you tell me what software are you using to display the function graph, and these integrals.

4. ### The Electrician AAC Fanatic!

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I'm using Mathematica. There are several similar programs that you have to pay for such as Maple, Mathcad, Matlab and there are some free ones that can also solve integrals. I think t_n_k can tell you what they are.

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7. ### Agonche Thread Starter Member

Aug 26, 2011
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I tried some of these programs. I found Wolfram Mathematica is the best for me (got used to it pretty quickly). Thanks everyone.