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Wht Transofomer Is Called A Machine?

  1. Jan 4, 2006 #1
    Hi Guys!

    well ! i have one question to you?

    Why transformer is called a machine. It has got no rotor in it. Then what is the reason that we put transformer in the category of machines.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 4, 2006 #2
    Technicaly anything that converts energy from one form to another is a machine. It doesn't have to be electrical to mechanical. Resistance coils are a machine also in the strictest sense since they convert electricity to heat. A transformer converts one "flavor" of electricity to another.
    Or so goes my humble opineo:)
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