Electric Generators and Motors

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Definitions

- Motors: Convert electrical energy to mechanical energy.

- Generators: Converts mechanical energy to electrical energy.

- Eddy current: Produced when a magnetic field moves through a conductor.

- Electric current: An electric current is a flow of electric charge. In electric circuits this charge is often carried by moving electrons in a wire.

- Torque: A twisting force to (an object).

- Solenoid: A cylindrical coil of wire acting as a magnet when carrying electric current.

- Magnetic field: A region around a magnetic material or a moving electric charge within which the force of magnetism acts.

Electric Motors

How a Motor works

Magnetism: Motors and Generators

Generators