I have an assignment that I am struggling with. I have a circuit of components.

2 resistors

2 capacitors

1 inductor

the supply is AC, 500Hz and any voltage.

I have to find the branch currents and supply current by measurement, finding this really hard!!!

then, prove the values using complex numbers?

my lecturer has mentioned using complex and turning it into polar then back again. I don't understand this and to be honest neither does he. he took the assignment from another lecturer and doesn't understand how to find the values.

I looked at the complex numbers subjects that you have on here. I can see one way of doing it I just don't understand how you got the results

from here http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_2/chpt_5/3.html

I understand that you may subtract capacitance from inductance but I don't know how to get 41.311 degrees.

any help would be great

thanks

simon