# cosena

## English translation: cosine

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 Spanish term or phrase: cosena English translation: cosine Entered by:

 15:30 Nov 1, 2003
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / electricity bills
 Spanish term or phrase: cosena COSENO DE KVARH / KWH = % FACTOR DE POTENCIA It appears in explanations on how to calculate electricity consumption (Mexico)
 Local time: 01:12
 cosine Explanation:Here's a text similar to yours: The relationship between current and power in an AC circuit is expressed by the equation Power = Voltage x Current x Power Factor or kW = kVA x Power Factor The power factor is a number between 0 and 1. The power factor is the cosine of the phase angle between the voltage and the current. For a given power consumption, the current drawn is higher than necessary if the power factor is less than 1.
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xxxtazdog
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cosine

Explanation:
Here's a text similar to yours:

The relationship between current and power in an AC circuit is expressed by the equation

Power = Voltage x Current x Power Factor
or
kW = kVA x Power Factor
The power factor is a number between 0 and 1. The power factor is the cosine of the phase angle between the voltage and the current. For a given power consumption, the current drawn is higher than necessary if the power factor is less than 1.

Reference: http://www.aie.org.au/melb/material/resource/pf.htm
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agree  Peter Bagney: Naturally, coseno=cosine...remember your maths classes!
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-> Well...I remember the WORD...but that's about it! :-P

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