The aim of this assignment is to investigate the method to correct the power factor within an AC power generation system. Once the power factor is found we shall improve the power factor in said theoretical circuit by modifying the existing one and calculating the differences this makes to the output across the circuit as a whole. Then we shall use a circuit design software package to confirm our theoretical results and identify whether our improved mathematical skills have solved the task in question.

Introduction

In this assignment we will be investigating mathematical methods which can be used in order to identify how to work out the power factor of an AC circuit along with relevant information such as the impedance of a circuit, the

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Modified Circuit

Modify the circuit to correct this problem by calculating the following aspects of the circuit to give a power factor of 0.9 or better:

New value of capacitance Total impedance Supply current Phase angle The quantity and type of power consumed by the