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Alternating Current (AC) Systems

COURSE NO: E08-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Alternating Current (AC) Systems
Course Highlights

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.

Learning Objectives

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
Course Document

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. 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Alternating Current Systems (2.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions to earn 8 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Modules 7 to 13 of this DOE publication. 


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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