Chapter 30, sections 30.5 (30.6 for conceptual understanding);
Chapter 31, all
(Be sure you understand where and how each goal in each assignment applies to our
homework, discussion, lecture, and lab activities.)
Explain how a basic LC circuit works, and calculate values of electric charges, voltages,
currents, and energies in such a circuit.
Sketch graphs of electric charges, voltages, currents, and energies as functions of time in a
free-running series LC, LR, or LCR circuit, and identify equations that describe these graphs.
Explain what AC (alternating current is), and draw graphs of currents, voltages, and
power in AC circuits.
Relate the maximum and rms values of currents and voltages in AC circuits, and calculate
average power using maximum and rms voltages and currents.
Use the Method of Phasors to illustrate how an AC driven series LC, LR, RC, or LCR circuit
works and how its voltages and currents are related, including phase shifts.
Explain what reactance and impedance are, and use them to relate and calculate current and
voltage amplitudes and phases in AC circuits.
Explain how an electrical transformer works and its role in electric power delivery.