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written by William Beaty
Common misconceptions about the topic of electrostatics are fully explored in this resource for teachers and learners.  The author debunks more than a dozen myths, such as "static electricity is electricity at rest",  as he offers comprehensive explanations of the phenomenon.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
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electrostatics, high voltage, misconception, static electricity
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Beaty, W. (2005, May 16). "Static Electricity" Misconceptions. Retrieved February 21, 2017, from
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