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Lectures for Conceptual Physics, 8th Ed.
1820 Hans Oersted showed that current affected a magnet.
1831 Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry made electricity
from magnets. Made it possible to light up cities at night
and ruined the sleep habits of the new era.
It was simple…just rotate (move) a loop of wire in a
magnetic field and electricity was produced.
Here is a critical concept!
Magnet being moved.
Coil of insulated wire
The resistor is converting electric power into heat (work).
The source of that power is the person. She has to forcibly
push the magnet into the coil.
The power she puts into making current comes out as heat (work).
The electricity just connects her work
(input) to the work done (output).
More on Lenz’s Law:
Moving the magnet to the
right increases the magnetic
field lines in the loop.
The induced current creates a
magnetic field which opposes
The repelling magnetic fields explain why you have to push.
That’s it! Tricky but true.
Picture from Serway, vol 2 p990
By the way, when you push current goes one way.
Then, when you pull, current goes the other way.
Generators and Alternating Current
Starting and stopping is hard.
It’s easier to make something
rotate…the loop. (fig 24-5)
Rotating the loop induces current
in the loop. This is the input.
The heat and light from the
bulb is the output.
Motor effect: moving
charges create a force.
Generator effect: pushing the
wire down creates a current.
It is rate of change of the
magnetic field, the magnetic
flux, that matters.
The rate of change, flux, is
greatest at c.
So, the strongest current is
produced at this part of the
AND, the next time the loop
assumes the “c” position, the top
will be on the bottom and current
will be going the other way.
in one direction.
Maximum current in
the other direction.
Nikola Tesla, the scientist, along with George
Westinghouse, the astute business person,
provided the world with abundant electrical
This is the “turbo” part.
This is the generator part.
Transform voltage from low to high or high to low.
A galvanometer (voltmeter)
More on Transformers
On the left side (the
primary side) a 1 VAC
input is operating.
It is critical that the input
voltage is alternating, changing
The magnetic field produced by the primary coil causes an
opposing magnetic field in the secondary coil. (Lenz’s Law)
The fluctuating secondary magnetic field creates
an alternating current in the secondary coil.
Number of primary turns
Number of secondary turns
Large currents in wire create heat and loss of power.
So “electricity” is sent long distances at high voltage and
Transformers “step-up” the
voltage at the production
And, transformers “stepdown” the voltage at the