# AC Lab 3

**Question description**

# Series and Parallel RC Circuits

#### Analysis:

- For Laboratory Application Assignment on pg. 555 examine Fig. 18-37.
- Perform the following calculations:
- Xc
- Z1
- I
- Vc
- Vr
- thetaZ

- Examine Fig. 18-38a and perform the following calculations:
- Xc
- Ic
- Ir
- It
- Zeq
- theta1

- Scan all calculations showing all work in a file called “Lab3_Analysis_StudentID”.
- Upload file “Lab3_Analysis_StudentID”

#### Simulation:

- Construct the circuit in Fig. 18-37 with MultiSIM.
- Measure the following values with a DMM:
- I
- Vc
- Vr
- Vt – requires a calculation
- Xc – requires a calculation
- thetaZ – requires a calculation
- Do not construct phasor voltage triangle. Disregard instructions to measure phase angle with the oscilloscope.

- Capture a screenshot of measured values and paste into a Word document entitled “Lab3_Simulation_StudentID”
- Construct the circuit in Fig. 18-38a with MultiSIM.
- Measure the following values with a DMM:
- Ic
- Ir
- It
- It – requires a calculation
- theta1 – requires a calculation
- Xc – requires a calculation
- Zeq – requires a calculation
- Do not construct phasor voltage triangle. Disregard instructions to measure phase angle with the oscilloscope.

- Capture a screenshot of measured values and paste into the Word document entitled “Lab3_Simulation_StudentID”
- Answer all questions in the “Series RC Circuit” and “Parallel RC Circuit” sections on pg. 555 in this same document.

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