Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 4 weeks ago

complex numbers ?

A resistor is connected in series with a capacitor; both components are connected in parallel with an inductor across a supply voltage of 10v at 1,2 k Hz


a)      Calculate the capacitive and inductive reactance values; show all your method 


b)      Represent the circuit as a single impedance value using the formula below, express your solution in Cartesian form and Polar form; show all your method to obtain the solution  






a) Express Z Total  in polar form; show all stages of your method  

6 Answers

  • qrk
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Simply solve this as you would if you had a bunch of resistors except use imaginary numbers for the capacitor and inductor reactances. You need to know how to arithmetically manipulate complex numbers which should have been taught in high school algebra. I would put the answer in a + jb form (j is the imaginary operator). From this you can easily convert to polar.

    To start you out,

    Xc = 1/jwC

    XL = jwL

    where w is the angular frequency = 2*pi*f

    • ugy4 weeks agoReport

      could you kindly help me with the next step please? Thank you

  • 4 weeks ago


  • 4 weeks ago

    What are L, C and R? L=3 c=2uf R =4 mH

    R = 3Ω? L = 4mH, C = 2µF   Is that right?  If it isn't, there is no point doing this.

    • ugy4 weeks agoReport

      Hi oldschool , that’s right , apologies again 

  • Jay
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    this site is for asking questions

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  • 4 weeks ago

    what is the question?

  • 4 weeks ago

    What are you asking?

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