5 edition of **Understanding AC circuits** found in the catalog.

Understanding AC circuits

Dale R. Patrick

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Published
**1989** by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .

Written in English

- Electric circuits -- Alternating current.

**Edition Notes**

Includes index.

Statement | Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo. |

Series | Prentice Hall understanding electronics technology series ;, bk. 3 |

Contributions | Fardo, Stephen W. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | TK7816 .P36 1989 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xvi, 237 p. : |

Number of Pages | 237 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL2185522M |

ISBN 10 | 0139429549 |

LC Control Number | 89003476 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 19126328 |

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The most form of an AC circuit or voltage can be represented graphically using a simple sine function shown in Figure 1.

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