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Power factor in AC circuits

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“what is meant by power factor?”

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In AC circuits, Power factor is defined as the ratio of true power to apparent power.

Power Factor =\frac{True Power}{Apparent Power}

If φ is the phase difference between E and I, then

True Power = EvIv cos φ and the Apparent Power is EvIv

Therefore,

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