Phase angle:

$\overline{){\mathbf{tan}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{\varphi}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{X}}_{\mathbf{L}}\mathbf{-}{\mathbf{X}}_{\mathbf{C}}}{\mathbf{R}}}$

$\begin{array}{rcl}{\mathbf{\varphi}}& \mathbf{=}& {{\mathbf{tan}}}^{\mathbf{-}\mathbf{1}}\frac{{\mathbf{X}}_{\mathbf{L}}\mathbf{-}{\mathbf{X}}_{\mathbf{C}}}{\mathbf{R}}\\ & \mathbf{=}& {{\mathbf{tan}}}^{\mathbf{-}\mathbf{1}}\frac{{\mathbf{(}}{\mathbf{737}}{\mathbf{\times}}{\mathbf{112}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{5}}{\mathbf{\times}}{{\mathbf{10}}}^{\mathbf{-}\mathbf{3}}{\mathbf{-}}\frac{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{737}\mathbf{\times}\mathbf{11}\mathbf{.}\mathbf{6}\mathbf{\times}{\mathbf{10}}^{\mathbf{-}\mathbf{6}}}{\mathbf{)}}}{\mathbf{83}}\end{array}$

φ = -22.3°

A circuit is constructed with an AC generator, a resistor, capacitor and inductor as shown. The generator voltage varies in time as ε =V_{a} - V_{b} = ε_{m}sinωt, where ε_{m} = 120 V and ω = 737 radians/second. The values for the remaining circuit components are: R = 83 Ω, L = 112.5 mH, and C = 11.6μF.

Which of the following statements is true?

a)The voltage across the generator is zero when the magnitudes of the voltages across the inductor and the capacitor are maximum.

b)The current in the circuit is zero when the magnitudes of the voltages across the inductor and the capacitor are maximum.

c)The magnitude of the voltage across the generator is maximum when the magnitudes of the voltages across the inductor and the capacitor are maximum.

d)The magnitude of the current in the circuit is maximum when the magnitudes of the voltages across the inductor and the capacitor are maximum.

e)There is no time when the magnitudes of the voltages across the inductor and capacitor are maximum.

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