# Motors and Generators equation help?

• emvizzle
In summary, the conversation is about using the equation F = BIL sin theta to find the angle of a conductor placed in a magnetic field. The force, current, length, and intensity of the magnetic field are given, and the person is seeking help with finding the angle using the inverse sine function.
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Motors and Generators equation help!?

1. A conductor carrying 2.5A experiences a force on 0.6N when 0.4m of its length is placed in a magnetic field of intensity 2.0T.

a) Find the angle the conductor makes with the field
b) Predict the angle where the conductor will experience maximum force.
c) Predict the where the conductor will experience zero force.

2. I know we must use the equation F = BIL sin theta, I am just confused on how to re-arrange equation in order to find the angle.

You have to use the inverse sine function, or arcsin.
$$\Rightarrow \theta=\arcsin(\frac{F}{BIL}).$$
Your calculator probably has a button that says ##\sin^{-1}##. This is the arcsin.

thank you so much!

## What is the difference between a motor and a generator?

A motor is a device that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, while a generator does the opposite, converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. In other words, a motor uses electricity to produce motion, while a generator uses motion to produce electricity.

## What is the basic equation for motors and generators?

The basic equation for motors and generators is given by P = VI, where P is power, V is voltage, and I is current.

## How does the number of coils affect the power output of a motor or generator?

The number of coils in a motor or generator affects the power output by increasing or decreasing the strength of the magnetic field. More coils result in a stronger magnetic field, leading to higher power output.

## What is the role of the commutator in a motor or generator?

The commutator is a crucial component in motors and generators, as it is responsible for reversing the direction of current flow in the coils. This allows for continuous rotation of the motor or generator.

## What factors influence the efficiency of motors and generators?

The efficiency of motors and generators is influenced by factors such as the design of the device, the materials used, and the electrical resistance. Higher efficiency means that less energy is lost as heat, resulting in better performance and lower operating costs.

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