AC Circuits - Alex Bada Matt Crumley AC Circuits The...

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Alex Bada Matt Crumley AC Circuits The alternating current circuits of this experiment contained resistors and capacitors. The goal of these circuit experiments was to measure the effect that the devices have on the current flow. This experiment is conducted using a simple alternating current (AC) circuit containing several resistors and capacitors. For the AC circuit with the resistor Ohm’s Law V R =I S R is used to show the voltage of the AC circuit can be calculated. Through several substitutions the equation of V R =V RM cos ωt is used to find the voltage across the resistor with respect to time. For the AC circuit with the capacitor the equation V C =V CM cos(ωt +φ) is used to calculate the voltage across the capacitor with respect to time. The apparatus for this experiment contains a Pasco CI-6512 RLC circuit board containing a resistor and capacitor. After the circuit board is set up for the capacitor the DataStudio Program is set up on the computer in order to record the data produced during the experiment. After the data is recorded the smart tool cursor is used in DataStudio to find the exact values of the peaks of the current and voltage. Using the measured time
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHYS 232 taught by Professor Hand during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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