Slides in this set
· Electricity is a very different energy source
than heat or light. In nature, electricity only
rarely occurs, in some animals or with
lightning. In the search to create electrical
energy, scientists discovered that
electrical and magnetic fields are related.…read more
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· In AC, electrons keep switching directions, sometimes going
"forwards" and then going "backwards." The power that comes
from wall outlets is AC.
· Other scientists preferred AC because it travelled farther without
losing energy and could transfer different amounts of power.
Instead of applying the magnetism along the wire steadily, they
used a magnet that was rotating.
AC is safer to transfer over the longer distances and can provide more power.
· AC can even be changed to DC by an adapter, such as that
used to power the battery on a laptop.…read more