Objective: The purpose of this lab is to experimentally
determine the impedance, average power consumed, and reactive power
consumed by series RL and RC circuits.

Pre-lab: Consider the series RL and RC circuits shown in
Figures 1 and 2, respectively, below.

Given the series RL circuit shown in Figure 1 below, find

(complex) impedance Z in rectangular form and polar form for
the series combination of resistor and inductor; and

average power P and reactive power Q absorbed by the series
combination of resistor and inductor.

Given the series RC circuit shown in Figure 2 below, find

(complex) impedance Z in rectangular form and polar form for
the series combination of resistor and capacitor; and

average power P and reactive power Q absorbed by the series
combination of resistor and capacitor.

Laboratory Procedure:

Construct the circuit shown in Figure 1 on your breadboard.
Use the oscilloscope to measure the following:

amplitude of voltage across the series combination of R and L,

amplitude of current through the series combination of R and L, and

time and phase difference between the voltage across and
current through the series combination of R and L.

From these measurements compute the (complex) impedance, average
power absorbed and reactive power absorbed for the series
combination of R and L.

Construct the circuit shown in Figure 2 on your breadboard.
Use the oscilloscope to measure the following:

amplitude of voltage across the series combination of R and C,

amplitude of current through the series combination of R and C, and

time and phase difference between the voltage across and
current through the series combination of R and C.

From these measurements compute the (complex) impedance, average
power absorbed and reactive power absorbed for the series
combination of R and C.