The Unicist Ontology of an Electric Motor

This ontology describes and defines the intrinsic functionality of an electric motor. It is based on understanding the principles that make it work which include a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function.

The purpose of an electric motor is to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. DC motors and AC motors are based on the same essential principles that define their triadic structure.

While their active function is based on transforming electrical energy into magnetic energy, the energy conservation function transforms the magnetic energy into mechanical energy.

The binary actions of the process are, on the one hand, the transformation of electrical energy into magnetic energy and, on the other hand, the transformation of the magnetic force into mechanical energy. These processes happen within the rotor and the stator of an electric motor.

The Functionality of the Electric Motor

The knowledge of the ontological structure of an electric motor establishes the framework of the functionality of any electric motor. Its knowledge is based on understanding the unicist logic that drives its functionality.

This logic is materialized in the binary actions that make these principles work. Thus, the evolution of electric motors led to multiple devices that work according to the underlying intrinsic concept.

It has to be considered that the intrinsic concept of the electric motor defines its functionality but not its use. Its use is defined by the extrinsic concept that also has a purpose, an active function, and an energy conservation function. This concept varies according to the use that is given to the motor.

The knowledge of the intrinsic concept defines the structure to build electric motors and the knowledge of the extrinsic concept allows defining how to make them usable. 

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The Unicist Functionalist Approach: The functionalist approach is based on the use of binary actions that are composed by two synchronized actions where the first one opens possibilities and the second one ensures results. The use of univocal actions only works in fully controlled processes or where the environment provides the second action that sustains it. Therefore, the use of binary actions is not optional when it is needed to ensure the generation of results.