A rectifier is an electrical circuit that converts alternating current to direct current, e.g., a half wave rectifier removes lower valleys of the AC voltage wave. If a capacitor is placed in parallel with a half wave rectifier, the transition from voltage peak to peak is smoothed to closer resemble constant DC voltage. The objective of this project was to model the voltage changes of a half wave rectifier with a parallel capacitor. It was found that the smoothness of the voltage waves increased as the capacitance of the capacitor increased.
"Voltage Smoothing with a Capacitor,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
2, Article 2.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-36126.96.36.199 Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol5/iss2/2
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Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
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