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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.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
- Electromotive Force and Current
- Inductance
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
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= Tutorial
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- Algebra-based Physics
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© 2007 Florida State University
Keywords:
AC generators, force and current, generators, magnetic field, tutorials, voltage
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Metadata instance created August 27, 2007 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
August 28, 2007 by Caroline Hall
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July 28, 2003

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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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M. Davidson, (2007), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/generator/dc.html).
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Electricity and Magnetism - DC Generator Action , (2007), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/generator/dc.html>.
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Davidson, M. (2003, July 28). Molecular Expressions: Electricity and Magnetism - DC Generator Action . Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/generator/dc.html
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Electricity and Magnetism - DC Generator Action . July 28, 2003. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/generator/dc.html (accessed 22 September 2014).
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Electricity and Magnetism - DC Generator Action . 2007. 28 July 2003. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/generator/dc.html>.
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