This page illustrates the concept of work against an electric force using the examples of the Van de Graaff generator and lightening. There are also shorter examples of the Xerox machine and electric charge on transparency sheets as well as links to sites relating to the Van de Graaff machine or lightening. This is an optional section of "From Stargazers to Starships". French and Italian translations are available.
%0 Electronic Source %A Stern, David %D November 17, 2004 %T Work against an Electric Force: The Van De Graaff generator %V 2015 %N 6 May 2015 %8 November 17, 2004 %9 text/html %U http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Svandgrf.htm
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