Electrostatic Induction

072 – Electrostatic Induction

In this video Paul Andersen explains how the charge distribution can be affected my electric forces produced by a charged object. In an insulator charges are fixed but in conductors the charges can move. Induction occurs when the charges in an object influence charges in another object. An electroscope can be used to observe induction and conduction.

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Title: String Theory
Artist: Herman Jolly
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