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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Faraday's Ice Pail

PIRA 5B20.10

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Description:

A hollow sphere with a hole on top is charged. Proof planes and an electroscope are then used to show that the charge is only on the surface of the sphere, not inside.

Recipe and
Location:

Faraday's Ice Pail
Proof Planes
Electroscope
Rubber Rod
Wool

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Notes:

This demo can be very tricky. Practice is recommended!

 

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