EEVblog 1417 – Alternating Current AC Basics – Part 1

Following in from the DC circuit fundamanetals series starts the AC circuti fundamentals series. This part 1 looks at:

– What is Alternating Current
– How AC is created using a generator
– Angular Frequency
– The sinusoidal waveform, benefits and downsides
– Average, peak, peak to peak, and RMS waveforms, calculation and conversions.
– Non-sinusoidal waveforms
– Crest factor and its impact on multimeter RMS measurement

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