Appendix D. Phase Shift Simulation

Background

This simulation is intended to help you visualize the types of phase shift that occur in circuits as the relationship between circuit components changes. Download rlc.zip from www.ultracad.com/prenticehall and copy it to a convenient place on your hard drive. Unzip it to obtain rlc.exe. When you execute this file, the program will start (Figure D-1).

UltraCAD’s Phase Shift Simulator.

Figure D-1. UltraCAD’s Phase Shift Simulator.

All component values are initially set to 1.0 (Ω, uH, and uF, respectively). The angular frequency, ω, is fixed at 106. You will note that this is the resonant frequency under these conditions. Component values ...

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