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ERIC Number: EJ755336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Analysing Simple Electric Motors in the Classroom
Yap, Jeff; MacIsaac, Dan
Physics Education, v41 n5 p427-431 Sep 2006
Electromagnetic phenomena and devices such as motors are typically unfamiliar to both teachers and students. To better visualize and illustrate the abstract concepts (such as magnetic fields) underlying electricity and magnetism, we suggest that students construct and analyse the operation of a simply constructed Johnson electric motor. In this article, we describe a classroom activity that elicits student analysis to aid the comprehension and retention of electromagnetic interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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