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Maximum Current in AC Circuit Problem

  1. Oct 6, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A 200? resistor is connected in series with an AC generator that produces a peak voltage of 10.0V. What is the peak current through the resistor if the frequency of the source is (a) 100Hz and (b) 100kHz

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I just plugged in the numbers and I arrive at a value of Imax=0.05A for both part a and part b. Is this correct? I am just uncertain if the question is only trying to lead me astray with the frequency values as they do not seem to play a part in this solution.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
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  3. Oct 6, 2011 #2


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    Hi Sandbox.WeC, welcome to Physics Forums.

    You are correct.
  4. Oct 6, 2011 #3
    Thanks a lot. This question just seemed... Overly simple.
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