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Franklin Bell

  1. Jun 11, 2005 #1
    Questions regarding the Franklin Bell experiment.

    1. Given the iron nut suspended between the positive bell and negative bell were equidistant (theoretically in the middle).
    Which pole would the nut hit first?
    2. Does the electron quality change when the suspended nut hits either bell. I'm a little foggy on why the nut oscillates. I'm thinking when ithe nut hits , say the positve bell, it bounces off the bell and pick up a positve charge which make it move to the negative bell. Please explain?

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