Essays Tagged: "Alternating current"

Electromagnetism: Physics, science 1 investigation.

ply, and turn on. Then switch off the supply and a magnet is produced.To destroy the magnet, use an alternating current. Use a solenoid as before, however, this time, first turn on the current and the ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

The Electric Generator.

ies, provide lighting, and operate appliances in the home. There are two main types of generators - alternating-current (AC) generators (sometimes called alternators) and direct-current (DC) generator ... a DC generator). These connections are the only mechanical differences between AC and DC generators.Alternating Current (AC) GeneratorsThe simple generator shown in Figure 1 produces alternating curre ...

(4 pages) 81 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Photovoltaics (Solar Cells).

number of electrical loads. With the appropriate power conversion equipment, PV systems can produce alternating current (AC) compatible with any conventional appliances, and operate in parallel with a ...

(1 pages) 42 0 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Nikola Tesla: The Forgotten Father of Technology

oundly to our understanding of magnetism and electricity. He is known for his creation of the first alternating current (AC) induction motor, based on his research and discovery of rotating magnetic f ... versed became an electric motor. Through his observations of this machine he conceived a way to use alternating current to his advantage. Later, at Budapest, he visualized the principle of the rotatin ...

(7 pages) 55 0 3.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Capacitors: the bascics, applications

rticularly good capacitor in terms of its storage capacity, but it will work. A capacitor will pass alternating current but (apart from an initial surge) it will not pass d.c.In an electronic circuit, ... part of a circuit to another but without allowing any direct current to flow.If the current flow is alternating between zero and a maximum, our "storage tank" capacitor will allow the current waves to ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.6 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Diagnostic Test: 12V alternator Output test

t - Alternator Output Test (12V)ConceptThe alternator is the heart of the charging system. It is an alternating-current generator mounted on the engine, which is driven by a belt from the crankshaft. ... rator mounted on the engine, which is driven by a belt from the crankshaft. The alternator develops alternating current, which is changed to direct current. Alternating current changes from positive ( ...

(1 pages) 12 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

Nikola Teala: The Electrical Genius.

can physicist, electrical engineer, and inventor. Tesla was one of the great pioneers of the use of alternating current electricity. Alternating current electricity changes in strength in cycles over ... time and is the type of electricity that power companies supply to homes today. Tesla invented the alternating current induction generator, a device that changes mechanical energy into alternating cu ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The life and works of Nikola Tesla

nvented many things that we see in our home today, such as; Fluorescent Light bulbs, radios, T.V.s, alternating current, and then the things outside of our homes; Hydrogenerators, wireless energy, osc ... . How ever, Tesla did eventually win the battle when he provided the 1899 New York Worlds Fair with alternating Current.Tesla's most important work at the end of the nineteenth century was his origina ...

(7 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics


One 1N4002 diode Theory: An ideal inductor offers no resistance to the flow of direct current. However, all inductors do have some internal DC resistance, which is easily measured, and m ... eparate element in series with the inductance. With regard to AC inductors do impede the flow of AC current.Procedure 1 (Inductor in Circuit with DC Source) 1. Assemble the circuit as shown be ...

(4 pages) 1360 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Harold P. Brown And The Electric Chair

himself in the industry, used DC, direct current, electricity. Westinghouse developed the newer AC, alternating current, technology. Edison's DC elestricity depended on thick copper cables and ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The 'War of Currents'

current (DC) for electric power distribution, whereas Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla both advocated alternating current (AC).Edison's direct current was initially the standard for the United States fo ... Edison had relentlessly tried to prevent this as he carried out a campaign to discourage the use of alternating current through methods including spreading information on fatal AC accidents, publicly ...

(2 pages) 4903 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics