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This item includes an animation depicting what happens when a charged object is brought near a neutral conducting object.  A complete text explanation of the process of induction accompanies the animation.  This item is part of Multimedia Physics Studio, a collection of tutorials for high school physics students and teachers.
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.

Topic: "Static" Electricity

What happens when a charged object is brought near a neutral conducting object? This animation will help your students visualize the process of induction. It was developed by the author of The Physics Classroom tutorials for high school physics.

Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Charge Interaction

What happens when a charged object is brought near a neutral conducting object?  Electrons in the conductor are forced (induced) to move about the sphere, as they are repelled by a negatively-charged tube. Once the ground is touched to the sphere, the electrons leave the sphere and move through the ground. Now, the sphere acquires a positive charge.

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T. Henderson, (2001), WWW Document, (https://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/isop.cfm).
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Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Static Electricity - Inducing a Positive Charge on a Sphere. 2001. https://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/estatics/isop.cfm (accessed 17 July 2024).
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