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If I charge a van de graaff to say 10,000 V I would think of the voltage as electric pressure. There would be so many...
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hi PF, i got a question in my mind while studying electrostatics that Will a charged particle loose its charge if it...
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For example in this video at 5:00: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odpsm3ybPsA They show by turning the gear with...
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I have been scanning a physics book. See attachment. The diagram shows that a light bulb has a continuous spectrum...
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Here is a picture of a situation I thought of: http://i.imgur.com/mLr3Q.png The circles between the magnets...
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