# AC Power Analysis

Oh boi this is difficult RMS

### Maximum Average Power Transfer

The maximum average power absorbed by the load occurs when

### Active (Real) Power

The active/real power is constant and represents the portion of the power that is transformed from electric energy to non-electric energy (ex: heat).

is known as the Power Factor

### Reactive Power

The reactive power of is also constant and represents the portion of the power that is NOT transformed into non-electric energy, but rather it is exchanged between circuit elements such as capacitors, inductors, and sources.

Remember that the is written in terms of voltage. We know how Capacitors and Inductors behave (90 degrees between current and voltage), so you can make these final assumptions

### Average Power

It’s just the integral of the instantenous power divided by the time period.

Apparently, when solving circuits, the average power is the the real power .

### Maximum Average Power Transfer

THe results found for DC Circuits for Maximum Power Transfer are extended.

### Complex Power

The complex power for a general element is defined by

Complex power is the combination of Active Power and Reactive Power :

### Apparent Power

Apparent power is just the norm of the Complex power.