Direct and Alternating Current R

The war of currents compared the usefulness of alternating versus direct current. As our technology develops, the debate between which current produces the best results continues. The discussions this week will be an exciting deep dive into the differences between AC and DC signal generation, how our energy grid uses these waveforms with transformers, and the many ways we can produce renewable electrical energy.

Before you begin, be sure to review the following resources:


  • Reply to the topic below by Wednesday of this week, 11:59 pm EST.
  • Reply to 2 classmates by Sunday of this week, 11:59 pm EST.
  • To see how discussions are graded, click the vertical ellipsis (  ) and select Show Rubric or refer to your instructor’s guidelines.
  • For more information about discussion grading criteria, visit the Undergraduate Discussion Participation Policies and Rubric page located in ECPI Resources.

Discussion Topic

Direct and Alternating Current

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