Electromagnetic devices

In this lesson will explore how direct current (DC) is produced by dynamos, comparing the construction of a dynamo to that of a generator and also compare the construction and operation of a loudspeaker and microphone.

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Q1.Which sentence below describes electromagnetic induction?

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Q2.What is the word that describes when a potential difference is made in a coil?

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Q3.Which scientist first discovered electromagnetic induction?

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Q4.Which of these would not cause the direction of the potential difference to reverse when using a coil and a magnet to demonstrate the generator effect?

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Q5.Which term refers to when a conductor and wire move across each other?

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Q6.In which of these situations will there not be an induced potential difference?

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Q7.Which direction will the magnetic field made by the induced current be?

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Q8.Decide if each statement below is true or false.
A potential difference will be induced if the magnet is held stationary the coil.
An electric current will flow if the ends of the coil are connected to an external circuit.
A potential difference will not be induced if the magnet is moved up and down inside the coil.
An induced current generates a magnetic field that opposes the original change, either the movement of the conductor or the change in magnetic field.

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Q9.Which of the following will increase the size of the induced potential difference

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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!

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Q1.Which sentence below describes electromagnetic induction?

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Q2.What is the word that describes when a potential difference is made in a coil?

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Q3.Which scientist first discovered electromagnetic induction?

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Q4.Which of these would not cause the direction of the potential difference to reverse when using a coil and a magnet to demonstrate the generator effect?

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Q5.Which term refers to when a conductor and wire move across each other?

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Q6.In which of these situations will there not be an induced potential difference?

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Q7.Which direction will the magnetic field made by the induced current be?

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Q8.Decide if each statement below is true or false.
A potential difference will be induced if the magnet is held stationary the coil.
An electric current will flow if the ends of the coil are connected to an external circuit.
A potential difference will not be induced if the magnet is moved up and down inside the coil.
An induced current generates a magnetic field that opposes the original change, either the movement of the conductor or the change in magnetic field.

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Q9.Which of the following will increase the size of the induced potential difference

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Electromagnetic Devices

This quiz will help you consolidate your learning on alternators, dynamos, loudspeakers and microphones.

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Q1.Which device produces alternating current?

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Q2.Which device produces direct current?

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Q3.Which type of commutator do alternators have

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Q4.In dynamos and alternators, how will the coil be lined up with the magnetic field when the induced potential difference is highest?

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Q5.What is the main difference between a dynamo and an alternator?

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Q6.Why does the direction of the potential difference not reverse in a dynamo?

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Q7.Match up the effect used to the device.
Alternator
Dynamo
Loudspeaker
Microphone

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Q8.How is a sound wave made by a loudspeaker?

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Q9.How is an alternating current made by a microphone?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

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Electromagnetic Devices

This quiz will help you consolidate your learning on alternators, dynamos, loudspeakers and microphones.

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Q1.Which device produces alternating current?

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Q2.Which device produces direct current?

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Q3.Which type of commutator do alternators have

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Q4.In dynamos and alternators, how will the coil be lined up with the magnetic field when the induced potential difference is highest?

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Q5.What is the main difference between a dynamo and an alternator?

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Q6.Why does the direction of the potential difference not reverse in a dynamo?

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Q7.Match up the effect used to the device.
Alternator
Dynamo
Loudspeaker
Microphone

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Q8.How is a sound wave made by a loudspeaker?

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Q9.How is an alternating current made by a microphone?

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Lesson summary: Electromagnetic devices

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