## RMS and Average value, Peak and Form Factor of Half Wave Alternating Current

Half wave rectified alternating current is one which flows for half the time during one cycle. It is illustrated in figure 1 where suppressed half cycle is shown dotted. As mentioned earlier, for determining rms and average value of such an alternating current summation would be carried over the period for which current actually flows i.e. 0 to π but would be average for the whole cycle i.e. from 0 to 2π. RMS value of current, = = = = = Average value of current, = Read more [...]