Case Study: Nikola Tesla

In this lesson we learn about the engineering genius of Nikola Tesla and how Tesla's alternating current system won out over Edison's direct current system.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which statement below is incorrect?

1/9

Q2.A transformer has 8000 turns on the secondary coil. The secondary voltage is 32,000 V and the primary voltage is 415 V. What is the number of turns on the primary coil? (to 3 significant figures)

2/9

Q3.A transformer has 500 turns on the primary coil and 250 turns on the secondary coil. If the primary voltage is 230 V, what will the secondary voltage be?

3/9

Q4.A transformer has a primary voltage of 12 V and a primary current of 2 A. If the secondary voltage is 24 V, what will the secondary current be?

4/9

Q5.A transformer with 1000 turns on the primary coil and 3000 turns on the secondary coil needs to produce an output current of 4.8 A. What will the input current be?

5/9

Q6.True or false? Step-up transformers decrease the potential difference.

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Q7.True or false? Step-up transformers decrease the current.

7/9

Q8.True or false? Lower current means less power loss due to resistance.

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Q9.True or false? Lower current means less energy is transferred.

9/9

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which statement below is incorrect?

1/9

Q2.A transformer has 8000 turns on the secondary coil. The secondary voltage is 32,000 V and the primary voltage is 415 V. What is the number of turns on the primary coil? (to 3 significant figures)

2/9

Q3.A transformer has 500 turns on the primary coil and 250 turns on the secondary coil. If the primary voltage is 230 V, what will the secondary voltage be?

3/9

Q4.A transformer has a primary voltage of 12 V and a primary current of 2 A. If the secondary voltage is 24 V, what will the secondary current be?

4/9

Q5.A transformer with 1000 turns on the primary coil and 3000 turns on the secondary coil needs to produce an output current of 4.8 A. What will the input current be?

5/9

Q6.True or false? Step-up transformers decrease the potential difference.

6/9

Q7.True or false? Step-up transformers decrease the current.

7/9

Q8.True or false? Lower current means less power loss due to resistance.

8/9

Q9.True or false? Lower current means less energy is transferred.

9/9

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Case Study : Nikola Tesla

This quiz will help you to consolidate your learning about Nikola Tesla and the AC DC debate.

Q1.Which of the following statements are true?

1/4

Q2.What was Nikola Tesla really good at?

2/4

Q3.Which statement is a disadvantage of alternating current electricity?

3/4

Q4.Why does direct current not work with transformers?

4/4

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Quiz:

Case Study : Nikola Tesla

This quiz will help you to consolidate your learning about Nikola Tesla and the AC DC debate.

Q1.Which of the following statements are true?

1/4

Q2.What was Nikola Tesla really good at?

2/4

Q3.Which statement is a disadvantage of alternating current electricity?

3/4

Q4.Why does direct current not work with transformers?

4/4

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