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Homework Help: AC circuit steady state expression

  1. Mar 8, 2012 #1
    I know that in an AC circuit at the steady state a capacitor behaves like a short and inductor behaves like an open. Since the inductor is open wouldn't that just mean the answer is 0?

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  3. Mar 8, 2012 #2


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    No, those characteristics apply to DC steady state for those components. For AC, the components exhibit impedance that depends upon frequency.
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