Faculty Advisor

Goulet, John A.

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to help high school level students learn about the basics of electromagnetism, and the history behind the subject. This document contains the fundamental concepts of the physics behind an electric motor and provides a comprehensive background of the history of electromagnetism. The topics in electromagnetism were demonstrated by creating a working replica of Thomas Davenport’s original DC motor, based on his 1837 patent. The building process is described and illustrated in this document to enhance the educational experience.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2019-05-30

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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