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Understanding AC Circuits by Stephen Fardo, Dale Patrick

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Unit 2

Measuring AC

An important activity in the study of electronics is measurement. Measurements are made in many types of electronic circuits. The proper ways of measuring ac should be learned. Common methods of measuring ac include the use of multimeters (VOMs) and oscilloscopes. Use of a multimeter is discussed in Understanding DC Circuits. This unit stresses the use and operation of oscilloscopes.

Unit Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to:

1. Measure alternating current with an ac ammeter.

2. Use a multimeter to measure ac voltage.

3. Explain the basic operation of an oscilloscope.

4. Demonstrate how an oscilloscope can be used to measure the amplitude, period, frequency, and phase relations of ac waveforms.

5. Perform ...

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