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Electrostatic Charges

Compare and contrast the results of three different methods of charging: (1) rubbing two objects together; (2) touching a charged object to a neutral one (charging by contact); and (3) grounding a neutral object while it is polarized (charging by induction). Demonstrate the law of conservation of charge. Investigate how charge distributes on the outer surfaces of a spherical conductor.


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Electrostatic Charges