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How to use complex number in the alternating current circuit?
mabs239 said:In dc circuits we have resistence and it is always a real number.
In AC circuits we have three kind of "resistences".
Complex numbers are mathematical quantities that have both a real and an imaginary component. In alternating current (AC) circuits, complex numbers are used to represent the amplitude and phase of the voltage and current.
Complex numbers are used in AC circuits because they allow for a more efficient and accurate way to analyze and solve complex circuit problems. They also allow for the representation of both magnitude and direction in a single quantity.
In AC circuits, complex numbers are typically represented using the notation of a real part (R) and an imaginary part (jX), where j represents the square root of -1. The combination of R and jX is known as the complex impedance (Z).
Phasors are graphical representations of complex numbers in AC circuits. They show the amplitude and phase of a sinusoidal signal in a circuit. The magnitude of a phasor is equivalent to the absolute value of the complex number, while the angle represents the phase difference between the real and imaginary components.
In AC circuit analysis, complex numbers are used to simplify and solve equations involving voltage, current, and impedance. By converting the circuit elements (such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors) into their corresponding complex impedance values, complex numbers can be used to find the total voltage and current in a circuit.