Electronics Night: Basic AC Analysis and Filters

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Electronics Night is an irregularly scheduled study group on an intermediate or advanced topic in electronics.

This session will be on the AC analysis of basic passive components: resistors, inductors and capacitors.

Topics we could cover:

• Basic model of capacitors and inductors

• RC circuits and time constant

• RLC circuits, especially as found the amateur radio exams

• Filters and resonance

• Power transfer and characteristic impedance

Things to read before you arrive or have open on a laptop/tablet:

Wikipedia pages for capacitor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor), inductor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductor), RC time constant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RC_time_constant), RC circuit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RC_circuit), RLC circuit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RLC_circuit), LC circuit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LC_circuit), resonance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_resonance)

KB6NU study guide entries: phase angle between voltage and current (http://www.kb6nu.com/extra-class-question-of-the-day-phase-angle-between-voltage-and-current-phase-angles-of-series-and-parallel-circuits/), resonance (http://www.kb6nu.com/extra-class-question-of-the-day/), time constant (http://www.kb6nu.com/extra-class-question-of-the-day-the-rc-time-constant/),

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