This website offers more than 20 lecture demonstrations designed to help students discover laws of electrostatics. Demos include electroscopes, a simple electrophorus, a "dissectible" capicitor, spark ignition, triboelectric charging, charge dissipation, and an inexpensive moving charge sensor. The author focuses on materials and tools common to manufacturing to establish a connection between basic principles and practical applications. Background information, diagrams, photos, and schematics of electric charge are also provided to facilitate a speedy set-up.
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capicitance, electric charge, electrostatics
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October 30, 2006
by Caroline Hall
November 26, 2011
by Caroline Hall
Last Update when Cataloged:
May 20, 2005
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: "Static" Electricity Unit Title: Teaching About Electrostatics
This website from the University of Rochester offers 20+ demos designed to promote understanding of electrostatic processes. Build a leaf electroscope, a "dissectible" capicitor, a moving charge sensor, a piezoelectric sparker, and more.
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