Physics Revision Notes for Class 12 for Chapter 7 Alternating Current

So far, in previous chapters, we considered dc sources that do not vary with time. In this chapter, we discuss the voltages and currents that vary with time known as alternating voltage. Today, most of the electrical appliances make use of AC voltage including the electric mains supply in our homes and offices. An AC voltage is preferred over a DC voltage because an AC voltage can be efficiently and easily converted from one voltage level to another by means of transformers. And also it can be transmitted over long distances economically. In chapter 7 Alternating current of CBSE class 12 physics, learn about AC voltages in detail and how characteristics exhibited by ac circuits are exploited by devices of daily use.

CBSE Notes Class 12 Physics Chapter 7 Alternating Current

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LCR circuit Electromotive Force

Frequently asked Questions on CBSE Class 12 Physics Notes Chapter 7: Alternating Current


What is a ‘LCR Circuit’?

An LCR circuit, also known as a resonant circuit, tuned circuit, or an RLC circuit, is an electrical circuit consisting of an inductor (L), capacitor (C) and resistor (R) connected in series or parallel.


What is ‘Impedance’?

Impedance is the measure of the total opposition that a circuit or a part of a circuit presents to electric current.


What is an ‘Electromotive force’?

The amount of energy required to drive a unit positive charge through an external circuit connected to a cell is called electromotive force (EMF).


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