Circuit Lab B/C

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Give a real-world function of a capacitor.

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MattChina wrote:What is the difference of total resistance of a circuit with 3 resistors of 6 ohms each arranged in a series vs parallel?
6*3 ohms - (3(1/6))^(-1) ohms = 18 ohms - 2 ohms  16 ohms
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PM2017 wrote:
MattChina wrote:What is the difference of total resistance of a circuit with 3 resistors of 6 ohms each arranged in a series vs parallel?
6*3 ohms - (3(1/6))^(-1) ohms = 18 ohms - 2 ohms  16 ohms
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UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Give a real-world function of a capacitor.
FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER ... or pretty much any rectifier that turns AC into DC (e.g. switching power supplies).
If the above answer is acceptable, what does it mean for breakdown to occur in a pn junction?

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mdv2o5 wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Give a real-world function of a capacitor.
FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER ... or pretty much any rectifier that turns AC into DC (e.g. switching power supplies).
If the above answer is acceptable, what does it mean for breakdown to occur in a pn junction?
Yep.
Breakdown is a rapid increase in reverse current past the maximum voltage in reverse biased conditions

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UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote: Yep.
Breakdown is a rapid increase in reverse current past the maximum voltage in reverse biased conditions
Looks good! Zener and Avalanche breakdown might also be good things to look up just in case.

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mdv2o5 wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote: Yep.
Breakdown is a rapid increase in reverse current past the maximum voltage in reverse biased conditions
Looks good! Zener and Avalanche breakdown might also be good things to look up just in case.
All right, great!

What is the RMS voltage of a sinusoidal wave alternating between 40 and -40 V? Why is this useful? How does this change if you consider a square wave which is 40 V half of the time and -40 V the other half?

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UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
mdv2o5 wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote: Yep.
Breakdown is a rapid increase in reverse current past the maximum voltage in reverse biased conditions
Looks good! Zener and Avalanche breakdown might also be good things to look up just in case.
All right, great!

What is the RMS voltage of a sinusoidal wave alternating between 40 and -40 V? Why is this useful? How does this change if you consider a square wave which is 40 V half of the time and -40 V the other half?
You know, we don't need to know AC.
$20\sqrt{2}} V$.  This number is the DC equivalent of an AC current.  A square wave's RMS is 40 V.

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Jacobi wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
mdv2o5 wrote:
Looks good! Zener and Avalanche breakdown might also be good things to look up just in case.
All right, great!

What is the RMS voltage of a sinusoidal wave alternating between 40 and -40 V? Why is this useful? How does this change if you consider a square wave which is 40 V half of the time and -40 V the other half?
You know, we don't need to know AC.
$20\sqrt{2}} V$.  This number is the DC equivalent of an AC current.  A square wave's RMS is 40 V.
That's not true.
But yep, your turn.

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