Electric Motor Concepts


Engineering Studies – P2 Product Engineering – Electricity

This topic covers the electrical concepts that are the basis of electrical motors. Key concepts include electro-magnetism, inductance, the components of an electric motor and specific applications for electric motor types.

Key Concepts

  • Turning electrical flow into rotational motion
  • Inductance and electro-magnetism

Discussion Questions

  1. What is electrical inductance?
  2. What is an electro-magnet?
  3. Define an electric motor.
  4. What are the major components of an electric motor?
  5. What electrical safety precautions are designed into electrical motors?
  6. What is an electric phase in terms of single and three phase motors?
  7. Discuss applications for electric motors.



Fundamental physics concepts
Fundamental magnet concepts
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