Problem: A RL circuit is driven by an AC generator as shown in the figure.The voltage across the resistor and generator are ___________.A. always out of phaseB. always in phaseC. sometimes in phase and sometimes out of phaseBriefly explain you reasoning.

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Resistor and inductor are out of phase. The voltage across the generator is determined by the vector sum of the voltages across the resistor and the inductor.

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A RL circuit is driven by an AC generator as shown in the figure.

The voltage across the resistor and generator are ___________.

A. always out of phase

B. always in phase

C. sometimes in phase and sometimes out of phase

Briefly explain you reasoning.

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