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Full-wave Rectifier - Mathematical approach

  1. Feb 18, 2015 #1


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    I'm interested in mathematical analysis of Full-Wave Bridge rectifier with smoothing capacitor. I tried to find it on web but without success. I read how smoothing capacitor affect output voltage, but I never saw some mathematical description. Can one mathematically prove it? How can one know which capacitance value to choose? I don't think it's so trivial, I'm pretty sure there must be some mathematical background. Can someone suggest me some book which deals with this problematic and generally with power supplies, how they are made etc.?
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Feb 18, 2015 #2


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    Try using Google Images to search for your subject, and click into images that have some equations associated with them. The analysis is pretty easy, given the load resistance and output smoothing capacitance. :smile:
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