The Worldwide Simplest and Oldest Motor

How does it operate?

  • Hermann Haertel University Kiel

Abstract

Based on a publication of Assis, where the simplest and oldes motor is described, first constructed by Ampère, a simple experiment is added to demonstrate once again, why published explanations about its principle of operation and especial the kind how Newton´s 3rd principle is used has to be rejected. Ampère´s description of his motor and how it operate sis explained in detail.

References

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Published
2020-01-23
How to Cite
HAERTEL, Hermann. The Worldwide Simplest and Oldest Motor. European Journal of Physics Education, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 37-46, jan. 2020. ISSN 1309-7202. Available at: <http://eu-journal.org/index.php/EJPE/article/view/257>. Date accessed: 31 mar. 2020.
Section
Classroom Physics