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Homework Help: Maximum and Minimum EMF in a generator

  1. May 20, 2012 #1
    Just a quick question, if the maximum induced EMF of a generator is say 200v, would the minimum EMF be -200v or 0v?

    No equations necessary I say.
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  3. May 20, 2012 #2


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    Hi Nachoswin! http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5725/red5e5etimes5e5e45e5e25.gif [Broken]

    I would say that as a generalization one cannot say with any degree of certainty. However, given that you probably encountered this in some part of your study, and that likely involves power generation, then for a dynamo or alternator the answer is most likely to be -200V. :smile:
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