The Science of Electric Motors It's electrifying!

Welcome to the world of Electric motors

An electric motor is a machine that turns electricity into mechanical energy. In other words, electric power makes the motor spin around—and the motor can drive machinery. In a clothes washing machine, an electric motor spins the drum; in an electric drill, an electric motor makes the drill bit spin at high speed and bite into the material you're drilling.

AC vs DC

Electricity and magnetism are closely related.

Battery

Electromagnets show that electricity can make magnetism, but how do they work? When electricity flows through a wire, it creates an invisible pattern of magnetism all around it.

Electric Atoms

You might have seen giant steel electromagnets working in a scrapyard. An electromagnet is a magnet that can be switched on and off with electricity.

Electric Potential and How Electricity Gets to Your House.

An electric motor is a cylinder packed with magnets around its edge. In the middle, there's a core made of iron wire wrapped around many times. When electricity flows into the iron core, it creates magnetism.

You might have seen giant steel electromagnets working in a scrapyard. An electromagnet is a magnet that can be switched on and off with electricity.

Magnetic Crane

Magnetic cranes use a flow of electricity to make magmatism/magnet to pick up metal from junk yards.

Electricity and magnetism are closely related.

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