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Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, Tenth Edition by R. Mark Nelms, J. David Irwin

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STEADY-STATEPOWER ANALYSIS

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THE LEARNING GOALS FOR THIS CHAPTER ARE:

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

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

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

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

Image Understand how to correct the power factor in ac circuits

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

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