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TUTORIALS

1. If a circuit connected across a 240 V line draws 2 A of line current, what is the
circuit impedance, Z?
Z=E/I
Z=240V/2A
Z=120

2. Can you calculate the phase angle, between the current and voltage, of
the circuit described in Question 1? Explain.
No, we cannot calculate the phase angle between the current and voltage. This is because
the value of resistance, R was not given thus it does not have enough information
according to the formula;
cos =R/Z
3. Can an ac circuit containing only resistance, be considered as having impedance, Z?
Explain.
Yes, it can because the impedance is the AC resistance of the circuit. If purely resistive,
impedance, Z=Resistance, R. Impedance is more to a general concept, resistance is the
real part of impedance.