Well, we cana#39;t just add the two voltages to get the total voltage across the circuit, because they are not in phase. ... If you are not familiar with right triangles and their solutions (a branch of mathematics called trigonometry), just follow along.
|Title||:||The ARRL Extra Class License Manual|
|Author||:||Larry D. Wolfgang, Dana G. Reed, R. Jan Carman|
|Publisher||:||Amer Radio Relay League - 2002|