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written by John Belcher
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This is an animation depicting a negatively-charged particle attracted by the positively-charged sphere of a van de Graaff generator. The item may be viewed as a video or in stepped motion.

This item is part of a larger collection of visualizations developed by the MIT TEAL/Studio Physics Project to support an introductory course in electricity and magnetism. Lecture notes, labs, and presentations are also available as part of the MIT Open Courseware Repository:
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Coulomb, animation, electric field, electrostatic generator, electrostatics video, field lines, grass seeds, statics, video
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Metadata instance created April 6, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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J. Belcher, (2004), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/VandeGraffAttract/VDGAttract.htm).
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J. Belcher, MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - A van de Graaff Generator Attracting a Charge, (2004), <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/VandeGraffAttract/VDGAttract.htm>.
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Belcher, J. (2008, May 2). MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - A van de Graaff Generator Attracting a Charge. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/VandeGraffAttract/VDGAttract.htm
Chicago Format
Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - A van de Graaff Generator Attracting a Charge. May 2, 2008. http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/VandeGraffAttract/VDGAttract.htm (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - A van de Graaff Generator Attracting a Charge. 2004. 2 May 2008. National Science Foundation. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/VandeGraffAttract/VDGAttract.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "John Belcher", Title = {MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - A van de Graaff Generator Attracting a Charge}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {28 November 2014}, Month = {May 2, 2008}, Year = {2004} }
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Accompanies MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - A van de Graaff Generator Repelling a Charge

A companion Quicktime animation that depicts the opposite process: a positively-charged particle being repelled by the sphere of a van de Graaff generator.

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