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Generation of Alternating Current

Generation of Alternating Current

Based on work from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, Teachers' Domain presents this interactive with reading material and animations to help students learn how a basic generator produces alternating current. The lesson includes graphics that show how the different components of a generator (slip rings, brushes, armature loop, and magnetic field) work together to produce single-phase and alternating current. On the site, visitors will also find a supplemental background essay, discussion questions, and standards alignment from Teachers' Domain.


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