Electric motors and generators share many concepts when considered from the standpoint of magnetics. In one case (the generator), the desired outcome is the generation of an electrical current. In the other case (the motor), the desired outcome is to convert electrical energy to mechanical motion. This 1-hour interactive online course provides the basis for understanding how DC Motors work from an intuitive (as opposed to a mathematical) standpoint. No prior knowledge of magnetics is required beyond what is presented in the course titled 'Electric Motors and Generators: Basic Magnetics.' There is, of course, discussion including current and voltage. This discussion is at a very fundamental level, and the user who has even a vague understanding of current and voltage should be able to understand the material. If a more thorough understanding of current and voltage is desired, the course titled 'Circuit Analysis (DC Conventional): Current, Voltage, & Resistance' is recommended. A test is included at the end of this course. You must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. We also recommend you view this course in Internet Explorer.