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DC Motors [electronic resource]

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Showing how interactions between magnetic fields lead to the production of motion, this program introduces viewers to the inner workings of DC motors. Topics include the work of Hans Christian Oersted, the creation of the first electric motor by Michael Faraday, and the rules for predicting field direction and forces on current carriers. The construction of a simple DC electric motor is shown with helpful graphics and 3-D animation sequences explaining the purpose of the commutator and other components of a DC motor. Also studied are various applications of DC motors, versions of brushless DC motors, and the Right Hand Slap Rule.
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Run Time
25 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 03, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Direct Current: Understanding DC Electricity
Direct current
  • Electricity and Magnetism (4:20)
  • Magnetism and Movement (3:05)
  • DC Motors: Useful Motion (4:18)
  • How to Make a DC Motor (2:54)
  • DC Motors: Design Improvement (4:38)
  • Applications of DC Motors (4:57)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 40298 Films Media Group
  • 40384s Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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