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The electricity system as a tandem bicycle April 7, 2008

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer in electricity, tutorial.
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The system that delivers electricity to private citizens and companies across the country is highly complex. While electricity is an omnipresent and crucial part of our everyday economy, understanding this system and all its associated phenomena is not easy, sometimes even for trained electrical engineers. In such a case, a good analogy often helps to form a better idea of how things work. We have chosen to compare the electrical system with a tandem bicycle to explain a few of its aspects.


Explaining Reactive Power May 2, 2006

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer in tutorial.
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Four different analogies, yours to choose:

  • The tandem analogy
  • The horse-boat analogy
  • The inclined-plane analogy
  • The trampoline analogy

analogies for reactive power