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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Meterstick on a Pivot

PIRA 5A20.10

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A meterstick is mounted on a pivot. A charged rubber rod will attract an end (by repelling all the like charges to the other end of the ruler) and the ruler will pivot.

Recipe and
Location:

Meterstick
Pivot
Rubber Rod
Wool

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

Induced Meterstick

Real Video:

Induced Meterstick

Notes:

All the electrostatic demos work better in dry weather (winter).

 

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