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Physics Rm. 202

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The Demonstrations Manual


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Electrostatics
Electric Fields And Potential
Van de Graaff Generator
Electrostatic Bell
Electric Lines of Force
Electrostatic Motor
Electric Fields
Gauss' Law
Radio in Faraday's Cage
Lightning Rod
Electric Wind
Ionic Drive
Smoke Precipitator
Capacitance
Current and Resistance
Electromotive Force And Current
DC Circuits
Magnetic Materials
Magnetism
Inductance
Induction
Complex Circuits
Semiconductors And Tubes
Transmission Lines and Antennas

Van de Graaff Generator

Purpose:

To demonstrate high potential phenomena.

Procedure:

Streamers on tip of dome stand straight out, and flourescent lights glow when held near the dome.

Hints:

Our Winsco N100-V generator puts out up to 350,000 V negative on the globe and comes with a grounding wand.

Equipment:

  • Bell ringing device
  • Flourescent Tubes
  • Streamers
  • Van de Graaff generator