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Trade & Industrial Education
Electric Motors, Generators and Controls
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of magnetism and electromagnetism, as well as the components and operation of electric motors. Students will be taught to identify and understand the workings of an AC synchronous motor, an AC induction motor, a brushless DC motor, and a DC-DC converter; and why electric motors are preferred for hybrid vehicles.
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1. Describe the operation of DC and AC electric motors.
2. Explain how a brushless DC motor works.
3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using electric motors in hybrid electric vehicles.
4. Explain how electric power steering works.
5. Describe how a DC-to-DC converter works.
6. Discuss how a DC-to-AC inverter works.
* Objectives from Textbook- Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Halderman/Martin,©2009
Classroom assignments and participation, homework, quizzes, written, oral and performance tests, skills' explanations and demonstrations; student projects and/or portfolios.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) alignment
Textbook : Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, by James D. Halderman and Tony Martin; copyright 2009 by Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 07458.
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