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Gauss’ Law – statement & derivation of equation

Gauss’ law was formulated by the German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855). In presenting Gauss’ law, it will be necessary to introduce a new idea called electric flux ...
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The Millikan Oil-Drop Experiment

Robert Millikan measured e, the magnitude of the elementary charge on an electron, and demonstrated the quantized nature of this charge with the help of a brilliant set of experiments ...
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The Van de Graaff Generator – principle of electrostatics

Let's find out what the Van de Graaff Generator actually is and what principle acts behind it. It's a scientific device based on the principles of electrostatics. Experimental results show ...
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Static Discharge and Lightning | static electricity FAQ

In this post we will find what static discharge is and how lightning occurs. Also we will answer a few FAQs on static electricity. What is static discharge - can ...
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How does polarisation help charged objects exert force on insulators?

Unlike conductors, the electrons in insulators (non-conductors) are bound to the atoms of the insulator and cannot move around freely through the material. However, a charged object can still exert ...
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[pdf notes] Electrostatics Grade 10 & grade 11 Notes download | physics notes on Electrostatics

This Electrostatics [PDF notes] is primarily for the 10th & 12th grade physics syllabus of different international boards including ICSE, CBSE, etc. We hope, the students appearing for IGCSE, AP Physics, GCSE, ...
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Static Electricity & Charge – Important Questions and Answers

This post is going to cover Static electricity, electrostatic charge, and related topics with important questions and answers. This Q&A set will be helpful for students of different boards including ...
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How does an electroscope detect charge and tell the sign of a charge?

In this post, we will first see what an electroscope is and then we will discuss: - how an electroscope can help to detect the presence of a charge in ...
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electronvolt – what is electronvolt(eV) and how is eV related to Joule?

The SI unit of energy joule is too large a unit of energy for the microscopic world. A more convenient unit of energy for the microscopic world is the electronvolt, ...
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Numerical problems based on emf and potential difference

Let's solve 2 numerical problems based on emf and potential difference. Numerical problems based on emf and potential difference 1] If the emf of a battery is 9 V, how ...
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State the difference between emf and potential difference with the energy view

The cell uses chemical energy to place the charges in a position of high potential i.e electrical potential energy is stored in a cell. As the charges flow through the ...
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How to define Voltages, Electromotive Force (emf), and Potential Difference (PD)?

Voltages, Electromotive Force (emf), and Potential Difference (PD) - These 3 terms are often used while we discuss electrical circuits. Hence exactly knowledge about these certainly helps us to understand ...
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How Strong is the Coulomb Force Relative to the Gravitational Force?

How Strong is the Electrostatic or Coulomb Force Relative to the Gravitational Force? To find this we will calculate the electrostatic force and the gravitational force between an electron and ...
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What is an Electric Field? | Formula, direction & Unit | derivation | Electric force & Potential

A space that causes charged particles to accelerate is said to have an Electric Field. By definition, the electric field (E) at a given point in the space surrounding a ...
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What Is Coulomb’s Law? | Electric force formula, direction

Coulomb’s law gives the electric force acting between two point charges. A point charge is a pointlike object with a nonzero electric charge. Coulomb’s law says that the force between ...
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How to compare Electric Force and Gravity with similarities and differences?

This topic is a comparative study between the Electric force and Gravity. The electric force is related to electric charges and Gravity is applicable between any two masses. Similarities between ...
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Electric Charge, Law of Conservation of Electric Charge and Triboelectric Charging – facts you must know

In this post, we will discuss the concepts of triboelectric charging. Before taking that, we will quickly cover the electric charge, types of charges (positive charge and negative charge), and ...
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