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Explain Capacitor, Inductor and Resistor to a layman ?????

Question asked by kotakharsh in #Coffee Room on Jul 6, 2012
kotakharsh
kotakharsh · Jul 6, 2012
Rank E1 - BEGINNER
how would you Explain Capacitor, Inductor and Resistor to a layman ????? Posted in: #Coffee Room
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal · Jul 6, 2012
Rank C3 - EXPERT
CAPACITOR :: A capacitor (originally known as condenser) is a passive two terminal electrical components used to store energy in an electric field. The forms of practical capacitors vary widely, but all contain at least two electrical conductors separated by a dielectric (insulator).
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INDUCTOR :: An inductor (also choke, coil or reactor) is a passive two-terminal electrical component that stores energy in its magnetic field.

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RESISTOR ::
A resistor is a passive 2 terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element. In short, it resists the flow of current to pass.

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kotakharsh
kotakharsh · Jul 7, 2012
Rank E1 - BEGINNER
ya. and how can u explain it's properties. i.e. capacitance, inductance?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Jul 7, 2012
Rank A1 - PRO
kotakharsh
ya. and how can u explain it's properties. i.e. capacitance, inductance?
Have you referred basic electrical/electronics engineering books? It'd help if you could ask specific doubts about the parts that you found difficult to understand.
kotakharsh
kotakharsh · Jul 7, 2012
Rank E1 - BEGINNER
of course i do have the basic knowledge of all these things. just was wondering how could be it explained to layman... nothing else... afterall non engineers are layman for these things...
KZ 259
KZ 259 · Jul 7, 2012
Rank D3 - MASTER
watching tutorials on youtube is also a good way to learn.

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