lab 8 - Experiment: AC Circuits Experiment number: 8 Date:...

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Experiment: AC Circuits Experiment number: 8 Date: 3/25/2008
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Purpose: The purpose of this trial is to examine the behavior of resistance, capacitor, and inductor when they are connected in series (this is known as a LRC circuit). The thing that will be examined in depth is the behavior of the circuit as the frequency is put near what is known as resonance. Apparatus: Items needed for this experiment are: 1. Computer 2. DataStudio 3. Power Amplifier 4. Voltage Sensor Method: In this experiment we connected a resistor, capacitor, and inductor in series. Then, we used the power amplifier to produce an alternating current through the circuit. The resonant frequency was found by trying different frequencies. This was easily done because the current is at it’s maximum at the resonant frequency so whenever the current started to drop back down we knew the area the resonant frequency was in. Results: Throughout this experiment the results were recorded. The inductance, resistance, and capacitance were listed. Then, the voltage at different
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course PH 114 taught by Professor Lackeos during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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lab 8 - Experiment: AC Circuits Experiment number: 8 Date:...

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