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6. High-Voltage Breakdown; Lightning; Sparks - St. Elmo's Fire

6. High-Voltage Breakdown; Lightnin...

MIT 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002

Added over 1 year ago | 00:52:35 | 2590 views

MIT 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002View the complete materials: http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/physics/Instructor: Walter LewinLicense: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAMore information at http://ocw.mit.edu/termsMore courses at http...

Breakdown of Air

Breakdown of Air

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 4 years ago | 00:02:09 | 30871 views

Grounding rod tips of different sizes are used to discharge a large Van de Graaff generator. The larger the curvature of the tip, the more charge must build up to break down the air, resulting in longer sparks. The electricity ionizes ...

Faraday's Cage

Faraday's Cage

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 5 years ago | 00:01:23 | 59413 views

In the electric field of a Van de Graaff generator, an unprotected Ben Franklin feels electrostatic forces. However, when a metal cage surrounds him, he is completely shielded against any electricity or electrostatic force. This is due...

Dissectible Capacitor

Dissectible Capacitor

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 5 years ago | 00:02:54 | 42928 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 ...