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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Wimshurst Bell Chimes

PIRA 5B10.30

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A few metal balls are suspended by threads in between bells that are charged by the Wimshurst. A ball is attracted to a charged bell and moves towards it. When it hits the bell, the charge on the bell is grounded so the ball is then attracted to the opposite charged bell. Even after the Wimshurst is stopped, the bells will continue until all the charge is used.

Recipe and
Location:

Wimshurst
Chimes w/Stand

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

None

Real Video:

None

Notes:

None at the time.

 

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