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Name: Brittney
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What is the relation of trigonometry and electricity? When is it used and how?

Hi Britteny

You may be thinking of situations involving alternating current. When reactive devices such as inductors and capacitors are in circuits, the peaks of current through a circuit element and the voltage across it may be separated in time. This time shift is represented as a phase angle and you use trigonometry in the calculations. You might want to research multi-phase power distribution systems in addition to inductors and capacitors to see what considerations need to be made with phasing. Hope this helps.

Bob Froehlich

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