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Power and Energy in Electric Circuits

  • Timothy A. BigelowEmail author
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Abstract

Calculating the flow of power and the transfer of energy is vital to the understanding of circuit behavior. Sustainability engineering demands maximum efficiency. Therefore, finding power losses relative to power delivery is vital in the design process. In addition, power losses typically translate into heat, which can pose risks to users of the electric device and lead to temperature-related device failure as well.

Keywords

Power Energy Energy source Energy sink Passive sign convention Power in resistors Maximum power transfer Thevenin equivalent resistance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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