As an alternator’s coil moves, one side of the coil induces a voltage and thus a charge flow in one direction However, simultaneously the other side of the coil induces a voltage and charge flow in the opposite direction.
This intuitively to me means that the equal and opposite induced electromotive forces should cancel out, but instead an alternating current is generated. Why is this?
For example if a series circuit had two 3V cells applying voltage in opposite directions, then the net voltage in the circuit would be 0. How is this any different to the opposite voltages induced in the alternator?