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Basic AC Theory

Basic AC Theory

reated by Tony R. Kuphaldt with help from Harvey Lew, Duane Damiano, Mark D. Zarella, John Symonds, and Jason Starck, this chapter of All About Circuit's second volume on Alternating Current describes the basic theory and principles at work. The chapter is divided into six sections: What is alternating current?, AC waveforms, Measurements of AC magnitude, Simple AC circuit calculations, AC phase, and Principles of radio. Each section has clear illustrations and a concise, bulleted review of what was covered at the end. There is also a link to the All About Circuits forums, where contributors and other visitors discuss the material presented. This is an excellent resource for educators in physics and electronic engineering classrooms to introduce lessons or units on alternating current.

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