help with sinusoidal question

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by dixy, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. dixy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    hi all.

    i am stuck on this question , and i would really appreciate any help you can give.

    Q. You are to examine a Sinusodial AC waveform and use single phase AC circuit theory to explain and determine its characteristics.

    This may be a very simple qurstion, but i am new to this sort of thing.

    thank you
  2. hgmjr

    Retired Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    My guess is that the problem is posed to challenge you to demonstrate your understanding of the characteristics of a sinusoidal waveform. Some of the characteristics you need to study are frequency, period, peak-to-peak amplitude, and rms amplitude to name a few.

  3. Georacer


    Nov 25, 2009
    Try to re-read you textbook or your class notes to determine the theory elements that were taught during that lesson. This could tell us more about the context of the question
  4. dixy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    thanks for the reply,

    i now understand this question, thank you. i just needed to approach it from a different angle.

    i do have another question, if anyone can answer it would be a huge help to me.

    Q. u sing an oscilloscope you are to measure and determine the performance of a vehicle alternator.

    how would i go about setting out this answer, again my mind has gone blank.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.