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The Birth of Electromagnetism

  • James Lequeux
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 421)

Abstract

A primitive electric motor built by Froment, mid-nineteenth century. Three pairs of coils (a vertical one is barely visible under the axis) successively attract bars of iron located around the rotor. A commutator in front distributes the current to the coils so that the rotor and the attached flywheel turn in the desired direction. Bibliothèque de l’Observatoire de Paris

Keywords

Electric Current Electric Motor Philosophical Transaction Steam Engine Conducting Wire 
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Lequeux
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  1. 1.Paris ObservatoryParisFrance

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