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13: AC Power

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    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Describe current, voltage and power relationships in AC RLC networks.
    • Plot and make use of the power triangle to determine real, apparent and reactive power components in an AC power system.
    • Compute the power factor of an RLC network.
    • Determine necessary components for basic power factor correction.
    • Perform basic power calculations for systems involving power factor and efficiency.

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