Electric Motor: Definition & Examples


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What energy transfer happens in electric motors?

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1. A stationary charge produces an electric field, a moving charge produces a (an) ____________ field.

2. Which of the following statements describes how an electric motor works?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you quickly gauge your knowledge of the electric motor and components that allow it to work. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include energy transfer and examples of electric motors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Energy transfer
  • Examples of electric motors
  • Direction of different forces
  • How an electric motor works

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about electric motors in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related motor lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding energy transfer

Additional Learning

To learn more about the electric motor, review the accompanying lesson Electric Motor: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Examine how electric motors work
  • Identify how a magnetic field is created
  • Describe components of an electric motor
  • Learn about different examples of electric motors