# Resistors hold the power

1. Feb 23, 2014

### Duave

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.

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2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

Calculations For Resistor

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Calculations For Capacitor

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2. Feb 23, 2014

### Duave

Did I answer ALL of the questions with everything that I wrote?

3. Feb 24, 2014

### Simon Bridge

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.

4. Feb 24, 2014

### Duave

Simon,

Thank you very very much

Best Regards,
Duave