the current we use daily...is it ac or dc? coz like i know these are the two that exist...
the current we use daily...is it ac or dc? coz like i know these are the 2 that exist...sooo...
that would be ac. its actually pretty widespread.
ok but like how is it generated though?
an ac current or alternating current is produced by an electric generator.
see...that i understand but how exactly does it happen?
yeah, the one that rotates between the magnets, right?
Right. So when the wire rotates in the magnetic field, the changing strength of the magnetic field through the wire produces a force which causes the electric charges to move around the wire.
alright so there's the loop of wire in the generator right?
The force initially generates an electric current in one direction along the wire. Then as the loop rotates through 180 degrees the force reverses to give an electric current in the opposite direction along the wire.
Every time the loop rotates through 180 degrees the direction of the force and therefore the current changes.
Sooo the changing direction of the force after every 180 degrees of rotation is what gives the alternating current?
These make sure that the ends of the wire are always connected to the same side of the electric circuit
Yes. correct. Also,an electric generator also has slip rings.
Honestly, thank you so much, i had so much fun and i learned so much!!!
Hahaa...its no big deal, i actually enjoy doing things like these...i'll see you tomorrow?