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Homework Help: Resistors hold the power

  1. Feb 23, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Show that all the average power delivered to the the circuit winds up in the resistor.

    Do this by computing the value of V(R)^2/R.

    What is that power, in watts, for a series circuit of a 1uF capacitor and a 1.0k resistor placed across the 110 volt (rms). 60Hz power line.


    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Calculations For Resistor


    Calculations For Capacitor


    Final answers collected from calculations

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  3. Feb 23, 2014 #2
    Did I answer ALL of the questions with everything that I wrote?
  4. Feb 24, 2014 #3

    Simon Bridge

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    You have answered the question.
    It seems a tad overdone to me but that could just mean you have been thorough.
    However - you have just seen that ideal reactive components dissipate no power.
    Well done.
  5. Feb 24, 2014 #4

    Thank you very very much

    Best Regards,
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