Power Divider Rule: AC circuit analysis

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Volume-39 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Theventhira Desmond, Leow Chee Seng, Vincent Leong


Theventhira Desmond, Leow Chee Seng, Vincent Leong"Power Divider Rule: AC circuit analysis", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V39(5),274-283 September 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

The revolution of electricity formulation was started in early 17th century and superficially ended up with the electrical current divider as well as the voltage divider rules. As a matter of fact, the product of these two components (current and voltage) is the electrical power and this approach has been conventionally applied for any circuits‟ calculation so far. The power divider rule (PDR) is an alternative mathematical formula for the computation of electrical power distribution across any DC electrical circuits and it was published in the Electronics World - UK magazine, a 150 years old periodic. The mathematical analysis was limited to only the DC circuits and therefore an extended analysis becomes crucial to implicate the formula into practical application today, especially in the AC circuit calculations. To what extend the power divider rule works well in AC circuit is still an ambiguity as there is short of literature on it since the day of publication. Literally there is no substantial analysis has been done yet to produce pertinent results and thereby, the power distribution in AC circuits are thoroughly investigated in this paper. The ideal and non-ideal simulating results show an authenticity of the formula because it works well in the AC circuits in addition to the DC circuits.


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