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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:   (doi:10.13031/2013.17763) in Inductance, Capacitance, and Phase Relations. Chapter 3 in Fundamentals of Electricity for Agriculture, 3rd edition, 39-71. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Gustafson, Robert J., and Mark T. Morgan
Keywords:   Inductance and Inductive Reactance, Transformers, Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance, Combinations of Inductance, Capacitance, and Resistance, Power Factor Improvement, Power Factor Improvement Table, Economics of Power Factor Improvement, Simple Series RC Circuits on DC Sources, Simple Series RL Circuits on DC Sources

Although some loads, like electric heaters, can be described as purely resistive (Chapter 2), most real circuits contain loads that are not purely resistive. These loads will add elements of inductance and capacitance to the circuit. Resistive, capacitive, and inductive elements make up the three basic types of elements in all circuits. This chapter deals with the basics of inductance and capacitance and how they affect both ac and dc circuits.

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