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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Charging Spheres by Induction

PIRA 5A40.10

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Description:

Conduction spheres can be charged by induction; a charged rod is brought near the surface, but not touching. The surface is grounded, then the rod is taken away, leaving a net charge that is opposite of the rod.

Recipe and
Location:

Metal Spheres
Rods and Material
Electroscope

Video:

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MPG Video:

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Real Video:

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Notes:

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

 

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