homework regarding RLC circuit

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Hanck, May 8, 2009.

  1. Hanck

    Thread Starter Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    A circuit has 2 parallel branches with a parallel ac voltage source. One branch consists of 1 R and 1 C and another branch has 1 R and 1 L. The component value are such that L = C(R^2).

    The problem is how do i show that the impedance of the circuit is constant at all frequency and the supply current and voltage are in phase??:confused:
  2. steveb

    Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Write the equivalent impedance in the frequency domain using Laplace transform.


    Use the product over sum formula to express impedance of a parallel combination. Then simplify the math. The result will be a real number independent of frequency (s), which implies a resistive load on the AC source.