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Module 8 - Fundamentals of Alternating Current


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Module 8 - Fundamentals of Alternating Current

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Price: $60.00


Fundamentals of Alternating Current


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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