Electrostatics 1

This is really a lot of fun – you cam play with the balloons before you start

CORE
• Describe simple experiments to show the production and detection of electrostatic charges.
• State that there are positive and negative charges.
• State that unlike charges attract and that like charges repel.
• Describe an electric field as a region in which an electric charge experiences a force.
• Distinguish between electrical conductors and insulators and give examples of each
EXTENDED
• State that charge is measured in coulombs.
• State the direction of lines of force and describe simple field patterns.
• Give an account of charging by induction.
• Recall and use the simple electron model to distinguish between conductors and insulators.

Go to Electrostatics 1 for class notes.

To remind yourselves about the difference between conductors and insulators, read this short explanation

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