This item includes an animation depicting what happens when a charged object is brought near a neutral conducting object. A complete text explanation of the process of induction accompanies the animation. This item is part of Multimedia Physics Studio, a collection of tutorials for high school physics students and teachers.
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March 15, 2006
by Caroline Hall
November 26, 2011
by Caroline Hall
This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.
Topic: "Static" Electricity Unit Title: Teaching About Electrostatics
What happens when a charged object is brought near a neutral conducting object? This animation will help your students visualize the process of induction. It was developed by the author of The Physics Classroom tutorials for high school physics.
Topic: "Static" Electricity Unit Title: Electric Charge
What happens when a charged object is brought near a neutral conducting object? Electrons in the conductor are forced (induced) to move about the sphere, as they are repelled by a negatively-charged tube. Once the ground is touched to the sphere, the electrons leave the sphere and move through the ground. Now, the sphere acquires a positive charge.
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