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What Makes a Good Cause or Supporting Idea From the Model?
Rate these causes according to their significance to the question of “How Do Multimeters Measure AC” 1: directly significant 2: indirectly significant 3: not significant

Cause: A. The meter displays RMS value because it is programmed that way. B. The RMS value is lower than the AC peak value because it would take less DC voltage to heat something to the same temperature, compared to AC voltage. C. A DC voltage that is “equivalent” to an AC voltage causes the same amount of heat D. The constant up and down voltages of AC cause it to dissipate less power than DC voltage E. The AC setting on the meter cause the meter to measure RMS value. F. The meter shows RMS values because it was constructed to do so. G. Power causes a component to heat up H. What causes DC to stay exactly the same? What do the best cause statements have in common? I’m still not sure about…

Rate these supporting ideas from the model according to their significance to the question of “How Do Multimeters Measure AC” 1: directly significant 2: indirectly significant 3: not significant

A. Power dissipated is the amount of energy dissipated in a component over 1 second; since a sine wave is not at its peak value for an entire second, it wouldn’t make sense to calculate power based on the peak value. B. We know power is a measure of how much heat will be dissipated C. If the voltage is a sine wave, then when it increases and decreases, the current will also increase and decrease D. P=I2R is used to calculate power dissipation E. In AC, electrons flow first in one direction, then the other F. Electrons moving through resistance lose their energy, this energy creates heat (power) G. Voltage and current together produce power What does the best supporting ideas have in common? I’m still not sure about…

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