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written by Tom Henderson
This animation depicts what happens when a negatively-charged balloon is brought near two neutral conducting spheres.  A complete text explanation of the process accompanies the animation. This item is part of Multimedia Physics Studio, a set of animations within The Physics Classroom collection of tutorials for high school physics students.
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© 2001 Tom Henderson
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electrostatics, induction
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Quick Animation

Author: Jennifer Broekman
Posted: April 18, 2008 at 4:20PM

This is a nice animation, but it moves quickly and does not have a pause button. I could not read all of the captions before the animation moved on to the next step.

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This resource is part of 3 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Teaching About Electrostatics

This tutorial/animation goes into greater depth to explain and illustrate the process of induction.

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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Charge

This animation illustrates the effect when a negatively-charged balloon is brought near two neutral conducting spheres.

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Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electrostatic Induction
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T. Henderson, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/itsn.cfm).
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T. Henderson, Static Electricity: Charging a Two-Sphere System by Induction Using a Negative Object, (2001), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/itsn.cfm>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (2001). Static Electricity: Charging a Two-Sphere System by Induction Using a Negative Object. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/itsn.cfm
Chicago Format
Henderson, Tom. Static Electricity: Charging a Two-Sphere System by Induction Using a Negative Object. 2001. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/itsn.cfm (accessed 31 October 2014).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. Static Electricity: Charging a Two-Sphere System by Induction Using a Negative Object. 2001. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/itsn.cfm>.
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