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Videos tagged with electrostatics (8)

Inducing Dipoles with a Van de Graaff Generator

Inducing Dipoles with a Van de Graa...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:02:51 | 44870 views

First, a dipole consisting of two conducting balls connected by an insulating rod swings at the end of a long plexiglass rod. The two balls are charged oppositely by touching it to a conducting rod in the field of a Van de Graaff generat...

Dissectible Capacitor

Dissectible Capacitor

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 5 years ago | 00:02:54 | 43675 views

Leyden Jars, an early style of capacitor, can be connected to the two electrodes of the Wimshurst Machine. They will store charge as it is generated, giving a much stronger spark across the gap. Next we have a three-piece dissectible ...

Confetti and the Van de Graaff Generator

Confetti and the Van de Graaff Gene...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:00:55 | 41372 views

Paper confetti is placed atop a Van de Graaff generator and flies off when the grounding rod is removed. When turned on, a Van de Graaff generator builds up lots of negative charge on its large metal sphere. A grounding rod is used t...

Conducting Ping-Pong Ball between Capacitor Plates

Conducting Ping-Pong Ball between C...

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Added almost 6 years ago | 00:00:38 | 18435 views

ELECTROSTATICS - Electric Fields A conducting ping-pong ball is suspended by thread and placed on the outer surface of one of the plates of a parallel-plate capacitor. As the plates are charged with the Wimshurst machine, the ball fol...

"making of" physics demo movies 1

"making of" physics demo movies 1

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Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:38 | 11979 views

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Charge and Electric Field of a Hollow Conductor

Charge and Electric Field of a Holl...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 3 years ago | 00:01:54 | 7932 views

A conducting sphere is charged with a Wimshurst Machine. Charge is removed from the outside of the sphere and placed on an electroscope, which deflects outwards. When the procedure is done for the inside of the sphere, it is found that...

Field of a Sphere and an Infinite Plane

Field of a Sphere and an Infinite P...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 3 years ago | 00:02:23 | 7427 views

A Mylar balloon is held near a charged Van de Graaff generator. The balloon is moved radially away from the sphere and its deflection from the vertical is observed to decrease with distance. The same procedure is done with a conducting...

Surface Distribution of Charge

Surface Distribution of Charge

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 2 years ago | 00:01:36 | 4770 views

A tear drop shaped conductor on an insulating stand is charged. Charge is scooped up from various points on the surface of the conductor with a proof plane and transferred to an electroscope. It is demonstrated that the charge density is...