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This item gives step-by-step animated explanations of charge interactions when a negatively-charged balloon is brought near a charge detecting device (the electroscope).  It reinforces the concepts of induction, charge polarization, grounding, and charge distribution.  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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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
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© 2001 Tom Henderson
Keywords:
electrostatics, induction , polarization
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Metadata instance created March 15, 2006 by Caroline Hall
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November 30, 2008 by Lyle Barbato

This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.


Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Capacitors and their Effect on Electricity

This item gives step-by-step animated depictions of charge interactions when a balloon is brought near a charge detecting device.

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T. Henderson, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/esn.cfm).
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T. Henderson, Static Electricity: Charging an Electroscope by Induction Using a Negatively-Charged Balloon (2001), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/esn.cfm>.
APA Format
Henderson, T. (2001). Static Electricity: Charging an Electroscope by Induction Using a Negatively-Charged Balloon. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/esn.cfm
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Henderson, Tom. Static Electricity: Charging an Electroscope by Induction Using a Negatively-Charged Balloon. 2001. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/esn.cfm (accessed 23 April 2014).
MLA Format
Henderson, Tom. Static Electricity: Charging an Electroscope by Induction Using a Negatively-Charged Balloon. 2001. 23 Apr. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/esn.cfm>.
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