By Patrick Hoppe
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In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the flow of electron current into and out of hot and neutral sockets during each alternation of an AC waveform. 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.
Students view a demonstration of Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL) using complex numbers with respect to ac.