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Alternating current

Definition of the noun alternating current

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noun

  1. an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally

Alternative definition of the noun alternating current

noun

  1. an electric current in which the direction of flow of the electrons reverses periodically having an average of zero, with positive and negative values (with a frequency of 50 Hz in Europe, 60 Hz in the US, 400 Hz for airport lighting, and some others); especially such a current produced by a rotating generator or alternator.

Music

"Alternating Current" is a musical album of AC/DC.

  • released in (23 years ago)

Writings

"Alternating current" is a book written by Octavio Paz.

  • language: Spanish Language
  • released in (42 years ago)

Miscellanea

Alternating current is Helen Lane's translation of Corriente alterna by Octavio Paz.

  • award:
    • National Book Award for Translation nomination for Helen Lane
    • National Book Award for Translation, received by Helen Lane

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alternating current

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Google previewHawkins' electrical dictionary (1910)

a cyclopedia of words, terms, phrases and data used in the electric arts, trades and sciences by Nehemiah Hawkins

Alternating Current Transformer. Alignment. — 1. The line to which adjustment is made, or things are arranged in line ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Physics (2013)

by Robert Besancon

Since any alternating current may be expressed as the sum of a series of sinusoidal terms, the remainder of this article will be devoted to a discussion of sinusoidal voltages and currents. Root-mean-square Value The equation for an ...

Google previewDictionary of Industrial Terms (2013)

by Michael D. Holloway, Chikezie Nwaoha

Wire Rope & Cable Alternating Current: An electric current that continually reverses its direction giving a definite plus and minus wave form at fixed intervals. Electrical Alternating Current (AC): One that reverses at regularly recurring intervals ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (2009)

by Ari Ben-Menahem

At stake, in effect, was the path of industrial development in the United States, and whether the Tesla-Westinghouse alternating current or Edison's direct current would be the chosen technology. It was at this time that Edison launched a ...

Google previewCraftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia (2004)

by Stephen Diller, Janelle Diller

Electricity is provided in the United States and Canada as either single or triple phase alternating current. The high voltage service lines from the power source to user locations are run either overhead or underground, with transformers ...

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