Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In electricity, capable of actuation by its own residual field and of providing its own magnetizing currents when once started: said of generators that are not separately excited.

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Examples

  • The magnetic field appears to be generated in the liquid outer core by a “self-exciting dynamo” involving convective fluid flow.

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  • Aplysia nervous system is not represented in self-exciting loops of neurons but in changes in synaptic strength.

    Eric R. Kandel - Autobiography

  • Ramón y Cajal, but by dynamic changes resulting from reverberating activity within a closed loop of self-exciting neurons.

    Eric R. Kandel - Autobiography

  • The drive machines of these standby units are mainly diesel motors which drive a synchronous generator along with the accompanying, self-exciting generator.

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  • Figure 42 shows a synchronous generator with a self-exciting direct current generator.

    4. Synchronous machines

  • A library search informed them that self-exciting exo'thermic metal alloys had existed only in theory-until then.

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  • These latter mediate both a self-braking and a self-exciting (autogenous excitation) reflex action of the muscle.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • The machine is self-exciting under all conditions of atmosphere, owing probably to each plate being influenced by and influencing in turn its neighbor, hence there is the minimum surface for leakage.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 647, May 26, 1888

  • Associated in all this work with Wallace at Ansonia was Prof. Moses G. Farmer, famous for the introduction of the fire-alarm system; as the discoverer of the self-exciting principle of the modern dynamo; as a pioneer experimenter in the electric-railway field; as a telegraph engineer, and as a lecturer on mines and explosives to naval classes at Newport.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • Prof. Moses G. Farmer, famous for the introduction of the fire-alarm system; as the discoverer of the self-exciting principle of the modern dynamo; as a pioneer experimenter in the electric-railway field; as a telegraph engineer, and as a lecturer on mines and explosives to naval classes at Newport.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

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