This module will build on previous topics by presenting an introduction to resonance in series and parallel circuits. The module also covers bandwidth, tuning circuits, and the decibel. The Q of a series circuit is also presented using practical and theoretical examples of problem solving for resonance.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Define resonance.
  • Explain the Q factor of an AC circuit.
  • Discus bandwidth of resonant circuits.
  • Describe the basic operation of a tank circuit.
  • Name the three resonant conditions of a parallel RLC circuit.
  • Understand the purpose of damping resistors.
  • List the three basic functions performed by a tuning circuit.
  • Explain why the decibel is used when discussing cutoff frequencies in resonant circuits.