Rubber and Glass Rods with Tinsel and Balloon
These electrostatic forces can also be seen with a conducting balloon. Touching a charged rod to the balloon transfers charge, causing the balloon to be repelled away from the rod.
The ancient Greeks noticed this phenomenon when rubbing pieces of amber (which pick up a negative electric charge, like our rubber rod). The word "electricity" is based on the Greek name for amber: "elektron."
It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!
- January 06, 2009 13:23
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (What is this?)
- Additional Files
- 36741 times
Added almost 3 years ago | 00:01:00 | 14620 views
Added almost 5 years ago | 00:02:05 | 34125 views
Added over 5 years ago | 00:01:26 | 46553 views
Added 5 years ago | 00:01:42 | 32284 views
Added almost 5 years ago | 00:01:10 | 40688 views
Added over 3 years ago | 00:02:02 | 31887 views