Learners read an analogy comparing mechanical work (in this case, sliding a weight) to that of electrical power. The relationship of work, apparent work, and power factor is developed.
Learners read about the concepts of true power, reactive power, and apparent power, and are introduced to the power factor formula. A short quiz completes the activity.
Learners read an explanation of the concept of apparent power in a power distribution system involving motors, generators, and transformers. A quiz completes this interactive lesson.