PHYS208 Fundamentals of Physics II

Hint for Ch. 33, 84P

a)Looking at the power dissipated by the resistor, we want Pmax/Pmin = (Imax/Imin)2 = (Zmax/Zmin)2 = 5.
Solve for L in
5 = [R2+(omega L)2] / R2.

b) Set up a resistive voltage divider and repeat the calculation above.

Thanks go to Reggie Kee for pointing out errors in original hint.

Last updated Dec. 15, 1997.
Copyright George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 1997.