worksheet12 - Worksheet #12 - PHY102 (Spr. 2006) DC and AC...

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Worksheet #12 - PHY102 (Spr. 2006) DC and AC circuits Due Thursday April 13th 9pm In earlier worksheets we have studied the behavior of damped, mass- spring systems. We also took a brief look at the linear and non-linear pen- dulum problems. The equations describing these problems also describe the behavior of linear and non-linear circuits and there are many analogies be- tween mechanical and electrical problems that are often used in the physics discussions. For example the concepts of underdamped, critically damped and overdamped apply to electrical problems as well as to mechanical prob- lems. Similarly the concept of resonance applies to both mechanical and electrical problems. In circuits, a resistor absorbs energy and acts as the damping. In mechanical problems energy is transferred between potential energy and kinetic energy. In electrical problems energy is transferred be- tween energy stored in the magnetic ±eld and energy stored in the electrical ±eld. In the case of circuits energy is transferred between capacitors and
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course PHY 102 taught by Professor Duxbury during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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