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Tape won't stick where I want it!

  1. Nov 6, 2005 #1
    q: if you take some sticky tape and rip it of and try to put it on a particular place on a piece of paper, why is this always troubesome?
    a: Well the only real answear I could think of is that the paper and tape has both positivt/negative charges or one has a negative and the other has a positive and this makes it hard to stick the tape on the right place on the paper because either it'll stick prematurly due to attraction or it will jump a bit because they have different charges.

    is there something else that I might have missed?
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  3. Nov 6, 2005 #2

    Chi Meson

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    Yes. Go to your book are read about "induced charge" or "induced polarization." The bits of paper are neutral.
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