AC Circuits Analysis: Real, Reactive and Complex Power Calculation

Learn how to use real, reactive, and complex power in the analysis of AC circuits. Learn how to calculate power factor correction (PFC) and power in three-phase circuits. 9 lessons in 3h 38min total course length.

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Course Description

This course is meant to eliminate the mysticism of electrical power system calculation. You will learn how to use real, reactive, and complex power in the analysis of AC circuits. You will also learn how to calculate power factor correction (PFC) and power in three-phase circuits.

Clear easy to understand derived formulas using only algebra and a minimum of trigonometry. The slides are clear and crisp using sequential animation to gently guide the student through the logic.

Course Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. Power and Energy Defined
  3. Power in Reactive Circuits
  4. Power Trig Identities
  5. Power, Real and Reactive
  6. Power More on Average, Real and Reactive
  7. Power – Complex Power
  8. Power Factor Correction
  9. Power in Three-Phase Circuits
  10. The Final Exam With 25 Questions

Who Is This Course For

Electrical Engineers, Technologist, Technicians, Students.

Requirements

Basic understanding of Math, Algebra, Trigonometry.

Downloadable course materials

After purchasing the course, students can download the following documents:

  1. Reactive power control in distribution substations (design and economics) (PDF)
  2. Power Factor Correction: Theory, Methods, Applications, Specification and Installation (PDF)

About Instructor

Graham Van Brunt P. Eng., B.Sc.

An entire career in the power sector of engineering, Graham graduated from Queen's university coupled with subsequent studies with Wilfrid Laurier University to travel the globe and apply his skills and garner his protection and control experience internationally. His passion for staying in touch with his profession and his kinship for mentoring has kept him in front of an audience of learners.

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • 2 Topics
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access