Let's say that we have a generator and a RLC circuit. Real and reactive power are tranferred at this system.
Transfer of real power depends on the phase difference between the voltage of the generator and the voltage of the load and transfer of reactive power depends on the difference between the magnitudes of these two voltages( maximum voltage of generator minus maximum voltage of load).
Why is this difference? I thought that more intuitive is the real power to depend on the difference of magnitudes.