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Module 8 - Fundamentals of Alternating Current

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Fundamentals of Alternating Current

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The fundamentals of alternating current and the reason why it can be used in the power distribution system

Upon the completion of this module, you will understand how to:

1. Explain alternating current.
2. Explain sine waves
3. Define peak-to-peak, RMS, and average voltage values.
4. Explain the sine wave relationships in resistive, inductive, and capacitive circuits.

Topic 1: Alternating Current Theory

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Nature of a Sine Wave
* Sine Wave in a Simple AC Generator
* How AC Works
* Frequency of Voltage
* Check-Point Question
* Topic Summary

Topic 2: Components of a Sine Wave

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Peak-to-Peak, RMS, and Average
* Check-Point Question
* Topic Summary

Topic 3: Using Sine Waves and Vector Diagrams

* Topic Introduction and Objectives
* Sine Wave Relationships in Resistive Circuits
* A Mnemonic for Sine Wave Relationships
* Sine Wave Relationships in a Three-Phase Circuit
* Check-Point Question
* Vector or Phasor Diagrams
* Equation for Calculating Total Current
* Calculating Total Current: An Example
* Connecting Vectors to Form a Triangle
* Using Triangles to Solve AC Problem
* Check-Point Question
* Check-Point Question
* Topic Summary
* Assessment

 

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