This book begins where DC Theory leaves off, building on that foundation of learning the fundamentals. Beginning with a review of the methods and techniques of DC theory, this book adds the concepts of capacitance and inductance as they relate to alternating current (AC) theory and features a host of circuit analysis tools that will build on concepts already learned. An introduction to vectors and complex numbers is followed by an immersion into AC concepts as they compare to DC theory. Polyphase circuits, AC and DC generators, and inductance and capacitance in AC circuits are subsequently explored. The last and largest part of the book discusses how to analyze all the possible combination of RLC circuits including series, parallel, and combination circuits.
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Part 1- Introduction to AC Theory- Reviewing the Applications of DC Theory, Mathematics, Using Vectors Effectively, Comparing AC to DC, AC Resistive Circuits, Three-Phase Systems.
Part 2- AC and DC Generators- DC Generators, AC Generators.
Part 3- Inductance in AC Circuits- Inductance and Its Effects on Circuits, Inductive Reactance, Inductors in Series and/or Parallel.
Part 4- Capacitance in AC Circuits- Capacitance and Its Effect on Circuits, Capacitive Reactance, Capacitors in Series and/or Parallel.
Part 5- Combining Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance- Characteristics of AC Circuits, Parameters of Series RL Circuits, Parallel RL Circuits, Series RC Circuits, Parallel RC Circuits, Inductive and Capacitive (LC) Circuits, Resistive, Inductive, and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in Series, Resistive, Inductive, and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in Parallel, Comparing Resistive, Inductive, and Capacitive (RLC) Circuits in Series and Parallel, Combination RLC Circuits, Series RLC Circuits and Resonance, Parallel RLC Circuits and Resonance.
Part 6- Additional AC Topics- Use of Filters to Control AC Signals, Power Factors in AC Circuits.