### Some articles on *apparent power, power*:

**Apparent Power**s

... In this case, only real

**power**is transferred ... Practical loads have resistance, inductance, and capacitance, so both real and reactive

**power**will flow to real loads ...

**Power**engineers measure

**apparent power**as the magnitude of the vector sum of real and reactive

**power**...

**Apparent Power**

... The

**apparent power**delivered by a generator as calculated by a simplistic multiplication of the voltage and the current is, in general, greater than the actual (real)

**power**delivered as measured by the work done or ... What is more the total

**apparent power**consumed by two different circuits is not, in general, equal to their arithmetic sum ... Boucherot developed a theorem relating real and

**apparent power**with the introduction of a new concept, reactive

**power**...

... While real

**power**and reactive

**power**are well defined in any system, the definition of

**apparent power**for unbalanced polyphase systems is considered to be one of the ... Originally,

**apparent power**arose merely as a figure of merit ... However, with the development of three phase

**power**distribution, it became clear that the definition of

**apparent power**and the

**power**factor could not be ...

... The ratio between real

**power**and

**apparent power**in a circuit is called the

**power**factor ... It's a practical measure of the efficiency of a

**power**distribution system ... For two systems transmitting the same amount of real

**power**, the system with the lower

**power**factor will have higher circulating currents due to energy that ...

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