This item is a simple interactive simulation that depicts voltage amplitude in a simple direct current generator. By using the mouse to change the frequency of the current, the user can see the direct relationship between the current frequency and the voltage amplitude, as well as the effect upon the speed of the rotating coil. This simulation was designed for the beginning learner of physics, and is part of a larger collection of tutorials and simulations on Electricity and Magnetism.
AC generators, force and current, generators, magnetic field, tutorials, voltage
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August 27, 2007
by Caroline Hall
August 28, 2007
by Caroline Hall
Last Update when Cataloged:
July 28, 2003
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Magnetism and Magnetic Force Unit Title: Magnetic Fields
Perhaps the most important result of Faraday's experimentation was the discovery of the electric generator, which transforms mechanical energy into electric energy. This item is a simple interactive simulation that depicts voltage amplitude in a direct current generator. By moving the mouse on a slider, students can see how the frequency of the current is related to voltage and to the speed of the rotating coil.
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