Chapter 16: Electric Forces and Fields

Electric Charge This applet demonstrates how static electricity works.

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balloons
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balloons

A video animation and description of the Millikan oil-drop experiment.

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The first video below demonstrates how a Wimshurst electrostatic generator works through the process of induction. The second shows a Wimshurst machine working in conjunction with Franklin’s Bells.

http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/5303-the-wimshurst-machine

http://makezine.com/17/wimshurst/
http://makezine.com/17/wimshurst/

Coulomb’s Law An introduction to Coulomb’s Law, with links to further information.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/elefor.html#c1

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/elefor.html#c1

Students can investigate Coulomb’s Law via this experiment.

http://www.engr.uky.edu/~gedney/courses/ee468/expmnt/coulomb.html
http://www.engr.uky.edu/~gedney/courses/ee468/expmnt/coulomb.html

A force vs. distance graph applet.

http://webphysics.davidson.edu/physlet_resources/bu_semester2/c01_coulomb.html

Electric Field Test your putting skills with Magneto Mini Golf, which demonstrates how proton golf balls interact with different electric and magnetic fields.

http://www.spaceweathercenter.org/interactives/mmg.html

How to build a 3-D electric and magnetic field viewing bottle.

http://www.amasci.com/electrom/statbotl.html

How to build a ridiculously sensitive electric charge detector.

http://www.amasci.com/emotor/chargdet.html
http://www.amasci.com/emotor/chargdet.html

This applet demonstrates how charged particles react to an electric field.

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/efield

Explore electric fields and conductors and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/estatics/u8l4d.cfm