Chapter 2. Single-Phase Systems With Sinusoidal Waveforms

  1. Alexander Eigeles Emanuel

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470667149.ch2

Power Definitions and the Physical Mechanism of Power Flow

Power Definitions and the Physical Mechanism of Power Flow

How to Cite

Emanuel, A. E. (2010) Single-Phase Systems With Sinusoidal Waveforms, in Power Definitions and the Physical Mechanism of Power Flow, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470667149.ch2

Author Information

  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470660744

Online ISBN: 9780470667149

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Keywords:

  • Single-Phase Systems With Sinusoidal Waveforms;
  • The RLC Loads;
  • The Concept of Power Factor and Power Factor Correction;
  • Comments on Power Factor;
  • Other Means of Reactive Power Control and Compensation;
  • Series Compensation;
  • Reactive Power Caused by Mechanical Components that Store Energy;
  • Physical Interpretation of Instantaneous Powers by Means of Poynting Vector

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Resistance

  • The Inductance

  • The Capacitance

  • The RLC Loads

  • The Apparent Power

  • The Concept of Power Factor and Power Factor Correction

  • Comments on Power Factor

  • Other Means of Reactive Power Control and Compensation

  • Series Compensation

  • Reactive Power Caused by Mechanical Components that Store Energy

  • Physical Interpretation of Instantaneous Powers by Means of Poynting Vector

  • Problems

  • References