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.


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