My circuits class is teaching that in AC power, there are two kinds of loads. One is a resistive load, with absorbs power at all times. The other is a reactive load, which absorbs zero average power.
I'm trying to understand this concept in relation to motors, which are inductive.
A superconducting motor has no resistance. Yet it will have an inductance. If the superconducting motor is turning something, it must be receiving power. Therefore it must be resitive. However, the coils themselves have no resistance. What is going on here?