For years I have struggled to understand the idea of impedance matching. I know the mantra of max power transfer when Output and Input impedances are equal, and that in order for a load to have a purely resistive impedance, the capacitive impedance must equal the inductive impedance. But from a common sense point of view (maybe I should say layman's point of view) I don't get it.
If I added a capacitor in series with a 120v incandescent light bulb, would this be adding a capacitive impedance element ? Would I see less light ?
If I added a capacitor in series with a 120v incandescent light bulb, would this be adding a capacitive impedance element ? Would I see less light ?