Instructional Materials in Physics and Astronomy



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From Study Modules for Calculus-Based General Physics
Copyright © 1975 CBP Workshop, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
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The electric clock on the wall, radio and television, the incredibly rapid handling
of information by computers, and the transmission of signals by our own nerves
are among countless devices and effects that depend on circuits in which currents
or voltages vary with time. Alternatinq-current (ac) circuits, in which charges
oscillate back and forth in a wire in such a way that the average current is
zero,are among the simpler time-varying circuits. In this module you will study
the behavior of simple ac circuits containing resistors, inductors, and capacitors.

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