Impedance in Alternating Current Circuits


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Which of the following defines 'alternating current'?

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1. If the rms voltage in a circuit is 12 volts, what is the peak (maximum) voltage?

2. Which of the following is not, on a basic level, the same thing as the others?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of alternating current circuits. The quiz will also assess your comprehension of concepts like voltage and current.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Define alternating current
  • Identify and calculate peak voltage
  • Determine capacitive reactance of a capacitor
  • Calculate rms current flowing through a circuit in a given problem

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the resistance of a component in an AC circuit
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding impedance and interpret it correctly
  • Informational recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reactance

Additional Learning

To learn more about impedance in alternating current circuits, review the accompanying lesson titled 'Impedance in Alternating Current Circuits.' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand resistors
  • Recognize capacitors and inductors
  • Discuss how to perform calculations using Ohm's Law