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The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Electrical Engineering

EE 211/EE 212

Sample Final Exam A


Student Name:
PSU ID #:

This exam is intended to give you practice solving problems that are typically found on final
exams. There are 20 multiple-choice problems covering the topics from lectures 30 41.

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Multiple choice questions; only one correct answer for each question.

2.

Given the complex numbers a j 6 and b 20 36 .9 , compute c a b and give the


result in rectangular form.

A.

0.8 j5.4

B.

4 j2

C.

16 j 6

D.

4 j10.8

E.

10 + j6

Determine the angular frequency, , of the sinusoidal voltage signal shown in the figure.

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

1
rad/s
8

rad/s
rad/s

rad/s
4
1
rad/s
4

2
voltage, volts

1.

1
0
-1
-2
0

10

12

14

16

time, seconds

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3.

4.

Determine the type and the value of a circuit element that has an impedance Z j 25
at 1000 rad/s.

A.

25-mH inductor

B.

25-mF capacitor

C.

25- resistor

D.

40-mH inductor

E.

40-F capacitor

Determine the equivalent impedance at 1000 rad/s at terminals A-B in the circuit below.

A.

Z eq 251 j

B.

Z eq 251 j

D.

Z eq 50 j
50

Z eq 501 j

E.

Z eq 501 j

C.

50

50 mH

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5.

Determine the equivalent impedance at terminals A-B in the circuit below.

j3

6.

A.

Z eq j 6

B.

Z eq j 3 2

C.

Z eq j3

D.

Z eq j 6

E.

Z eq j9

-j3 -j3

In the sinusoidal steady state circuit below, at what angular frequency will the voltage
across the current source be in phase with its current?

A.

0.2 rad/s

B.

0.4 rad/s

C.

2 rad/s

D.

5 rad/s

E.

100 rad/s

10

iS(t)

+
vS(t)

5 mF
20 mH

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7.

~
Determine the phasor current I x in the sinusoidal steady state circuit below.

3 j
~
I S 3 j 6 A

~
Ix

~
VS

8.

A.

~
I x 3 563.4 A

B.

~
I x 3 2 8.2 A

C.

~
I x 590 A

D.

~
I x 1018.4 A

E.

~
I x 5 2135 A

j5

3 j

~
Use nodal analysis to determine the node voltage V1 in the following sinusoidal steady
state circuit.
~
j5
V1

20 V

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

j5

5 j10

2
~
V1
153.4 V
5
~
V1 2 526.6 V
~
V1 2 5 63.4 V
~
V1 263.4 V
~
V1 2 63.4 V

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9-10. For the following two questions, consider the sinusoidal


steady state circuit below. Some of the phasor voltages
and currents in the circuit are given in the phasor diagram
on the right. Note: The unit in the diagram is volt for the
phasor voltage and ampere for the phasor currents.

~
I1

Z1

network

Im

2
-4

~
V2

~
I2

~
I3

Z2

Z3

-2

2
-4
-6

~
V2

~
Find the phasor current I 1 .

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

10.

4 Re

-2

~
I2

-8

9.

~
I3

~
I1
~
I1
~
I1
~
I1
~
I1

20 A
290 A
2 90 A
1053.1 A
10 53.1 A

Which of the following circuit elements combinations would be appropriate model for the
impedance Z2?
A.

resistor and capacitor in series

B.

resistor and inductor in series

C.

resistor only

D.

capacitor only

E.

inductor only

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11.

Determine the effective (RMS) value of the periodic waveform below.


v(t)
4V

A.

B. 3 Vrms
C.
D.

E.

4 Vrms

12. Which of the following statements about effective (RMS) value of a periodic signal is
false?

A. The RMS value is always greater than or equal to the average value.
B. The RMS value is always positive.
C. For a sinusoid, the RMS value is the signals magnitude divided by

D. The RMS value of x(t) is the same as for x(t).


E. For a sinusoid, the RMS value depends on the frequency of the sinusoid.

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13.

The voltage supplied to a circuit is given by:


vin t 10cos 2 60t 90 V

If the current leaving this voltage source has an amplitude of 5 mA and lags behind the
voltage by 36.9o, determine the average power delivered by the source.

14.

A.

0 mW

B.

20 mW

C.

25 mW

D.

40 mW

E.

50 mW

What should the load, ZL, be in order to achieve maximum power transfer to the load?
100

2 F

ZL
5cos(1000t)V

A. 2 F capacitance
B. 100 resistance in series with a 2 F capacitance
C. 100 resistance in series with a 0.5 H inductance
D. 0.5 H inductance
E. 100 resistance

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15.

A sinusoidal voltage source with amplitude V is attached to two loads in parallel as shown
below. One of the loads is a pure resistance Z1 = R and the other load has an impedance
Z2 = R + jX. Which statement below is false?

A. The average power absorbed by the pure resistance is given by

B. The load composed of a resistance and reactance will absorb less average power than
the pure resistance load.
C. If the load composed of a resistance and reactance had impedance Z2 = R jX, the
amount of average power absorbed by that load would remain unchanged.
D. The average power delivered by the source is equal to the sum of the average powers
absorbed by the two loads.
E. The current exiting the voltage source will not be in phase with the voltage.

16.

Determine I2 in the circuit shown below:

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

4 20 A
8 20 A
8 160 A
10 20 A
10 160 A

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17.

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Determine Vo in the circuit shown below:

3.75 j1.5 V
1.17 j2.73 V
1.17 + j2.73 V
16.4 j7.02 V
16.4 + j7.02 V

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18. In Figure A an electric range is connected to a single-phase residential AC source of 240


Vrms and consumes 5 kW when operating normally. If the same range is connected between
phase a and b of a 3-phase power source, shown in Figure B, find the ratio of power
consumed by the range in Figure B to the power consumed in Figure A.

Figure A

139240 V

Range

139120 V

1390 V

1200 V

1200 V

Range

Figure B

A.
B.

C. 1
D.
E. 3

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19. The total complex power at the load of a 3-phase balanced system is 24 30 kVA. Find the
real power consumed by the load in watts.

A. 20.8 kW
B. 12.0 kW
C. 24.8 kW
D. 10.0 kW
E. 13.8 kW

20. A man and his son are flying a kite. The kite becomes entangled in a 7200 V RMS power
line close to a pole. The man crawls up the metal pole to remove the kite and while holding
onto the pole with one hand his other hand accidentally comes in contact with the 7200 V
power line. Assuming dry skin with resistance of 15 k, arm resistance of 100 , and good
contact with ground via the power pole, what is the potential current through the mans body?

A. 238 mA
B. 337 mA
C. 477 mA
D. 675 mA
E. 954 mA

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