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Electric Energy, 3rd Edition by Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi

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Chapter 12

Electric Machines

Most electric machines are dual-action electromechanical converters. The machines that convert electrical energy into mechanical are called motors, and the machines that convert mechanical energy into electrical are called generators. Electric motors are probably the most used power devices anywhere. You can find them in almost every equipment with mechanical movements from children’s toys to spacecrafts. They play incredible roles in our daily life by performing numerous vital tasks in various applications. Refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, hair dryers, computers, printers, clocks, electric toothbrushes, electric shavers, and fans are some of the household devices that use motors. In the ...

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