Resonating Circuits

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Series Resonating Circuit:

  • Consider LCR circuit containing Resistance R, Inductance L and capacitance C connected in series. Let the combination be connected to an A.C. source supplying current i = io Sinωt.
  • The instantaneous e.m.f. of the circuit is equal to the sum of voltage drops across the resistor, the capacitor and the inductor.

Dividing both sides of the equation by C

Substituting the values of equations (2) and (3) in equation (1)

Substituting these values in equation (4) we have

Thus the e.m.f. leads the current in phase  given by

  • In this condition the impedance of the circuit is minimum and the circuit acts as a purely resistive circuit. The current in the circuit is maximum. This condition is called series resonance of the circuit. At resonance

  • The frequency fr is called the resonating frequency. The frequency at which the resonance takes place and the maximum current flows through the circuit is called the resonating frequency.
  • The variation of the current with frequency for series LCR circuit is as shown in the graph.

Parallel Resonating Circuit:

  •  Consider LC circuit containing Inductance L and capacitance C connected in parallel. Let the combination be connected to an A.C. source with e.m.f.  e = eo Sin ωt.
  • The current in the inductance lags behind the e.m.f. by π/ 2. Thus the current through the inductance is given by

Where,  XL = Inductive reactance

  • The current in the capacitance leads the e.m.f. by π/ 2. Thus the current through the inductance is given by

Where XC = Capacitive reactance

The total current in the circuit is given by

  • When XL = XC i.e. ωC =  1/ ωL , the current in the circuit is zero. This condition is called parallel resonance of the circuit.

At resonance

Resonating Circuit

  • The frequency fr is called the resonating frequency. The frequency at which the resonance takes place and the zero current flows through the circuit is called the resonating frequency. At resonating frequency the impedance is maximum.
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