Alternating Current: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages


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Which of the following statements is NOT true concerning alternating current (AC)?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of AC over DC?

2. Which of the following is an advantage of DC over AC?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alternating current is an integral lesson not only to electrical science, but the history of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. In this quiz, you can test your knowledge of AC and DC and how they compare.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is here to assess your understanding of:

  • How to recognize accurate statements about alternating current
  • Advantages AC has over DC
  • Advantages DC has over AC

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on AC
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast AC and DC
  • Information recall - access the information you've learned about AC
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've acquired to answer questions about AC

Additional Learning

There's much to be learned about AC and DC, and you can learn more in this quiz's corresponding lesson on Alternating Current: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Know the history of the AC vs. DC debate
  • Define alternating current and direct current
  • Provide an explanation of the concept of current
  • Understand the advantage AC has over DC in power transmission
  • Recognize AC's advantage in power consumption
  • Recognize AC's advantage in fluorescent lights
  • Explain DC's advantages over AC