1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What does it mean physically if Q < 1 for a particular circuit? What would happen, for instance, if a switch were suddenly closed which completed the circuit by a wire rather than the ac supply? 2. Relevant equations I've already derived the equation for Q (the quality factor) Q = 1/R *(L/C)^.5 3. The attempt at a solution When Q is less than 1 this means that energy dissipated during a period is greater than the energy store. I also know that the bandwidth is wide when Q is small. I'm not sure how else to answer the question.