Can an impedence vector diagram be used to find the phase angle in rc circuits?

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Why I cannot use a impedance vector diagram to calculate the  phase angle in a of a parallel RC circuit?
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« Last Edit: 11/12/2008 09:55:50 by chris »

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If
V = ZI      (which it does),
where Z is the impedance,
then you definitely can tell the relative phase between current and voltage in a circuit. I assume that's what you mean.

The phase will change from +90 to -90 degrees as you vary the frequency and passes through zero at resonance - when the shunt X will be infinite, for a parallel circuit.
In a series circuit, the series X will be zero at resonance.
« Last Edit: 11/12/2008 11:11:57 by sophiecentaur »