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This PhysLet shows the voltage graphs for the series RLC AC circuit, and the phasor diagrams of the voltage vectors. The user can specify the driving voltage (E), the frequency (f), the resistance (R), the capacitance (C) and the inductance (L). The graph on the left shows the rotating phasors of the voltages. The graph on the right plots the amplitudes of the individual vectors (VR, VC, VL), and the combined vector (Emax).

This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- AC Circuits
= RLC Circuits - AC
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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- application/java
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© 1998 Scott Schneider
Keywords:
diagram, sine wave, phasor
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S. Schneider, (1998), WWW Document, (http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/rlc.shtml).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Schneider, LTU Physlet: Series AC RLC Circuit (Phasors and Evolution of Time Series), (1998), <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/rlc.shtml>.
APA Format
Schneider, S. (2006, March 15). LTU Physlet: Series AC RLC Circuit (Phasors and Evolution of Time Series). Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/rlc.shtml
Chicago Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Series AC RLC Circuit (Phasors and Evolution of Time Series). March 15, 2006. http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/rlc.shtml (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Series AC RLC Circuit (Phasors and Evolution of Time Series). 1998. 15 Mar. 2006. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/rlc.shtml>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Schneider", Title = {LTU Physlet: Series AC RLC Circuit (Phasors and Evolution of Time Series)}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 October 2014}, Month = {March 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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