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Videos tagged with electrostatics (5)

Inducing Dipoles with a Van de Graa...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 7 years ago | 00:02:51 | 51136 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

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 7 years ago | 00:02:54 | 49175 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 Gene...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 7 years ago | 00:00:55 | 44953 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 C...

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Added over 7 years ago | 00:00:38 | 19994 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

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Added 8 years ago | 00:01:38 | 13241 views

electrostatics live version of TEAL visualizations digcam clips from the videoshoot