Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Rm. 201, (434) 924-0538 - Lab: Rm. 202, (434) 924-6800
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video - Electric Wind
Purpose:To show attraction between charges.
Separate capacitor to maximum distance and place a lighted candle between plates. Connect each electrode of Wimshurst machine to a plate of the capacitor and crank. The predominantly positively charged flame will be attracted to the negative plate of the capacitor in a seeming electric "wind".
Hints:Use capacitor consisting of thin rectangular plates on stands