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1. ### B Franklin bell question

yup - that's what i thought. good point on the assumed neutrality of the ball too.
2. ### B Franklin bell question

hello all so i have been messing about with a homemade franklin bell. It is being charged with an electric fly swatter. I have been wondering if the neutral ball a the center should have any preference as to which side it would be attracted to FIRST. In my head i think it should not matter...
3. ### I A model of what makes up the physical world

you can see problems arising really quickly with this sort of diagram. Consider a student asking " ok - if there is force and matter - what is a force if there is no matter?" the diagram suggests this. the diagram suggests also there is matter without energy. I know YOU may know the specifics...
4. ### Circuits Question : Series

I should make it clear to everyone on this thread that this entire exercise is related to finding a way to teach the idea properly to high school students. Therefore some concepts must necessarily be left out. I have found that certain analogies - the water pipe one for instance - cause more...
5. ### Circuits Question : Series

I thank all of you for helping me with this. I think the initial problem was considering the 'story' of the path of a current as essentially starting from a battery which provides the Energy to each charge - giving it the energy to move in the first place. This, i think, is where the problem...
6. ### Circuits Question : Series

Hello all, A quick question: I am trying to come up with a valid explanation of a question posed to me regarding series circuits. It was deceptively simple but unsure how to address it. I would very much like any thoughts on this: how do the charges 'know' to give only some of their energy...