hmmm I'm sorry I need some clarification even wikipedia says the same :
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i noticed that the circuit presented there does not include a filter capacitor. i remembered during class that we divided the Vm by π to find the approximate area of the halfwave...
do you agree that its more accurate to say : Vdc = Vm / 2(1.414), or maybe ∫[(Vm Sin wt)] from 0 to π
sorry again, don't mean to argue, i'm just a bit confused.