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AC Circuit Analysis

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This electrical engineering activity uses a TI graphing calculator to analyze AC circuits including sine waves, capacitance and inductive reactance, solving series AC circuits, and RMS calculations.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Students will:

  • Be able to use the handheld device to analyze AC cicuits including sine waves, capacitance and inductive reactance, solving series AC circuits, and RMS calculations.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary