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Unit I - Electrostatics

Static Charges

You walk across the rug, reach for the doorknob and..........ZAP!!! You get a static shock.

static shock

Or, you come inside from the cold, pull off your hat and......BOING!!! Static hair - that static electricity makes your hair stand straight out from your head. What is going on here? And why is static more of a problem in the winter?

To understand static electricity, we have to learn a little bit about the nature of matter. Or in other words, what is all the stuff around us made of?

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To understand this better try to go through this activity and think for the logical explanation:

Activity 1 - Static electricity

Also for the better grasp of the topic you may also go through given youtube videos

YouTube Video

A video on the functioning of Electroscope

YouTube Video

A very useful video to demonstrate how to make a electroscope

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

Subpages (2): Coulomb Law Electric field