Capacitance in AC Circuits

Learning objectives

  • Describe the properties of a capacitor and an electrostatic field
  • Describe how a capacitor charges and discharges
  • Describe how a capacitor opposes the voltage in a circuit
  • Identify the values of capacitance
  • Describe capacitance in series and in parallel
  • Demonstrate the calculation of capacitive reactance

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will understand how capacitance reacts in an AC circuit, be able to calculate total values, and understand calculations for capacitive reactance.

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