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Repulsive Static Electricity

  1. Aug 3, 2010 #1
    I've been reading about static electricity, and I'm starting to get a handle on how it works. I have a big question; static electricity always seems to make things stick and what not, but is there such thing as static electricity repulsing?
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2010 #2

    DaveC426913

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    You betcha!
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  4. Aug 3, 2010 #3

    jimgraber

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    Wow, what an excellent answer!!
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2010 #5
    Haha, good example Dave! I've always thought of it as "Lol a balloon attracts my hair" so I never thought of those obvious examples. Thanks for the easy answer!
     
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