Given the type and application of a direct current (DC) generator, DESCRIBE the
operating characteristics of that generator including methods of voltage production,
advantages of each type, and voltage-vs-load characteristics.
DEFINE terminal voltage as it applies to DC generators.
DEFINE counter-electromotive force (CEMF) as it applies to a DC machine.
DESCRIBE the effects of commutation in a DC generator.
STATE the purpose of each of the following components of a DC machine:
LIST the three conditions necessary to induce a voltage into a conductor.
Using the left-hand rule of generators, DETERMINE the direction of the magnetic field,
the motion of the conductor, or the direction of current induced into a conductor.
DESCRIBE how terminal voltage of a DC generator is adjusted.
STATE the basis behind each of the four DC generator ratings.
LIST the four internal losses found in a DC generator.
DESCRIBE the differences in construction between a shunt-wound and a series-wound
DC generator with respect to the relationship between the field and the armature.
DESCRIBE the relationship between the shunt and series fields for cumulatively-
compounded and differentially-compounded DC generators.