The Basic Elements and Phasors

The response of the basic R, L, and C elements to a sinusoidal voltage and current will be examined in this chapter, with special note of how frequency will affect the â€œopposingâ€ characteristic of each element. Phasor notation will then be introduced to establish a method of analysis that permits a direct correspondence with a number of the methods, theorems, and concepts introduced in the dc chapters.