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How do motors work? How do you make your own motor?

posted May 12, 2018, 2:40 PM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated May 12, 2018, 2:46 PM ]
5: W 5/16 & Th 5/17, 7: Th 5/17 & F 5/18

Today, we'll try to use what we know about generators to try to understand motors.  How are motors and generators the same?  How are they different?  After walking through how motors work as a class, you'll take some time to write a paragraph about how a motor works.  Use your guided explanation of generators as guide to explaining how motors work.  

Then, we'll use some simple tools to create your own motor.  We'll think about what we've learned so far in this unit in order to design an optimal motor given the materials.  

If you missed class, make sure you watch the following video on how motors work:

DC Motor, How it works? (Learn Engineering)

Homework:   Finish Electromagnetism Problems A&B, and check yourself with Answers to Electromagnetism Problems A&B.  Test on all of magnetism and induction Wednesday, May 23rd.  Practice quiz on Faraday's Law next class.