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Sci 6- Electricity

Electricty Chapter 2 Section 1

proton carries a positive charge
electron carries a negative charge
electric field exerted by an electric charge, similar to a magnetic field
VandeGraaff generator builds up static electricity
friction the transfer of electrons from one object to another by rubbing
conduction the transfer of electrons from a charged object to another by direct contact
induction when charges within the object are rearranged without direct contact with another object
conservation of charges the name of the law taht states that charges are neither created nor destroyed, they are transferred from one location to another
static cling explains why clothes stick together in the dryer
humidity affects static discharge- there will be less
static electricity can be caused by a shock from walking across a floor and touching a doorknob, and lightning
electroscope an instrument used to detect electric charges
Created by: WMS208