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Unformatted text preview: part) is connected across an AC voltage source of amplitude 10 V and frequency 60 Hz. What s the power dissipated over one cycle within the load? Comment: There are several ways to attack this problem. For definiteness, my solution started by choosing a specific phase of the voltage so it s a maximum at t=0. Then I wrote everything in complex form. For those not familiar with complex analysis: To find power, I used the identity that the time-average is the real part of the product of a complex current amplitude times the complex conjugate of the voltage amplitude. See the discussion in the textbook pp. 33-34 (especially the lower left column on p 34: notice the text speaks of complex RMS amplitudes) while my factor of comes from using the full complex amplitudes. You can also of course find the time average by directly averaging over a complete cycle....
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course PHYSICS 334 taught by Professor Leslierosenberg during the Winter '12 term at University of Washington.
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