In this 3D animated object, learners examine the way in which a three-phase generator produces three sine waves with three armature coils. A quiz completes the activity.

Learners study the factors that determine the frequency of an AC generator, such as the rotational speed of the armature or the number of stator poles.

The Mathematical Expression of an AC Sine Wave As a Function of Time: Practice Problems

Students view the mathematical expression of a sinusoidal waveform with respect to time (t) and solve five problems. The answers are provided so students may check their work.

Learners view waveforms at various locations of an SCR circuit controlling the intensity a light bulb. The waveforms are shown when the light is dim, at medium brightness, and at full brightness. A brief quiz completes the activity.

This learning object describes the production of an alternating current in a generator with a single-loop armature. An illustration of how a sine wave is produced is shown through animation.

In this animated activity, learners examine how a voltage is induced into a conductor when the conductor cuts across magnetic flux lines. They also view the four factors that determine how much voltage is generated. A brief quiz completes the learning object.

Learners view the waveforms and voltages of an Edison Three-Wire System and read a description of the polarities across the secondary of the center-tap transformer. This transformer supplies power to residential homes.