# Maximum Amplitude, 50hx vs 60hz generator

by texas2787
Tags: 50hx, 60hz, amplitude, generator, maximum
 P: 1 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data We have an AC generator with output current I. I, as a function of time, is a sine wave whose frequency, f, is the same as the rotational frequency of the generator. So, I(t) = I$$_{0}$$sin(2πft), where I$$_{0}$$ is the max. amplitude of the current. In terms of magnetic flux, $$\Phi$$$$_{B}$$: I = - (Constant * Change in $$\Phi$$$$_{B}$$) / time When the generator revolves at 50 revs/second, the maximum amplitude I$$_{0}$$ = 1000 A. If you increase the spead of the generator to 60 revs/sec, what is the maximum amplitude I$$_{0}$$? 2. Relevant equations Given above 3. The attempt at a solution This question really stumped me. It's difficult to bring in additional equations since we don't know more about the generator -- it's obviously a concept question. I suspect that the maximum amplitude will increase proportionally. We know that f(old) = 50 Hz, since it will be the same as the rotatation frequency. Thus, the period for this sine curve will be 1/50 second, as the amplitude goes from maximum to maximum. When f(new) = 60 Hz, the period will condense to 1/60 second. Thinking about flux, there is no change in magnetic field (B) -- though the $$\Theta$$ between B and the area of the coil will be changing faster as rotations speed up. So change in fluz would be greater over a given unit of time (???). Thus, from the second equation, we know that I must also increase (???). At this point, I simply guess that the change will be proportional -- since rotation is increasing in speed by 20%, so will maximum amplitude ?????????????? Thanks for your help!