Alternating Current (AC) Systems
This online engineering PDH course introduces the basic concepts of alternating current (AC) electrical circuits and discusses the associated terminology. It describes inductance and capacitance and their effects on AC circuits. It presents power calculations for single-phase and three-phase AC circuits and includes the power triangle concept.
Furthermore, it describes the operating characteristics of AC generators and includes terminology, methods of voltage production, and methods of paralleling AC generation sources. This course also explains the basic operation and application of voltage regulators. Finally, it explains the theory of operation of AC motors and discusses the various types of AC motors and their application.
This 8 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and computer engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of AC systems.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding AC generation and analysis
- Learning inductance, capacitance, impedance and resonance
- Understanding the power triangle
- Knowing three-phase circuits
- Understanding AC generator components, theory and operation
- Identifying and learning the different components of a voltage regulator
- Understanding AC motors and different their types
- Understanding the transformers and their different types
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Modules 7 to 13 of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1011/2-92, "Electrical Science" publication.
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