alternating current

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Synonyms for alternating current

an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally

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More than 380 elementary students filled the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum Theatre on Wednesday morning and listened as Krampf explained the whys and hows of static and current electricity, amps, volts and the difference between direct and alternating currents.
electric power industry launched a nationwide survey in late 1990 to map fields associated with the alternating currents that power America's homes.
However, this analogy is somewhat like comparing apples and oranges, since Earth's magnetic field is static, while those due to alternating current oscillate at one or more characteristic frequencies.
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