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Engineering Circuit Analysis: International Student Version, Tenth Edition by R. Mark Nelms, J. David Irwin

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Chapter 9. STEADY-STATE POWER ANALYSIS

STEADY-STATE POWER ANALYSIS

THE LEARNING GOALS FOR THIS CHAPTER ARE:

  • Know how to calculate instantaneous and average power in ac circuits

  • Be able to calculate the maximum average power transfer for a load in an ac circuit

  • Know how to calculate the effective or rms value for a periodic waveform

  • Know how to calculate real power, reactive power, complex power, and power factor in ac circuits

  • Understand how to correct the power factor in ac circuits

  • Understand the importance of safety and the consequences of ignoring it when working with power

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