# V max of a RLC Circuit. Where did I go wrong?

1. Nov 15, 2016

### mkematt96

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations
Xc= 1/(wc) Xl= wl . See picture for remaining relevant equations.

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Nov 15, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

The denominator in each of your voltage calculations should represent the magnitude of the total impedance of the series circuit. You've not combined the reactances to find the total reactance, but just used either XC or XL individually, which doesn't give you the total impedance when they're summed in quadrature (square root of sum of squares).

3. Nov 15, 2016

### mkematt96

So find impedence, then divide emax by it to get I max. Then multiply that by R, Xl, and Xc to find my V max for each component ?

4. Nov 15, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

That's the idea, yes.

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