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Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology by Ahmad Hemami

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4DC and AC Electricity

OBJECTIVES: After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Differentiate between two main types of electricity
  • Define direct current electricity
  • Define alternative current electricity
  • Explain what an electric circuit is
  • Draw a schematic representation of an electric circuit
  • Understand the basic components in any electric device or circuit
  • Describe what a resistor in an electric circuit is and what effect it has on the circuit
  • Describe what an inductor is and what it does
  • Describe what a capacitor is and its role in electricity
  • Describe resistance
  • Explain what inductance is and how it is determined
  • Explain what capacitance means and how it is calculated
  • Understand two important properties of electricity, current and ...

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