Goulet, John A.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
All authors have granted to WPI a nonexclusive royalty-free license to distribute copies of the work, subject to other agreements. Copyright is held by the author or authors, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.