JPN Pahang Physics Module Form 5Teacher’s Guide Chapter 7: Electricity
2.How are electrical charges produced by a Van de Graaff generator? And what type of charges is usually produced on the dome of the generator?
When the motor of the Van de Graaff generator is switched on, it drives the
This causes the rubber belt to against the
and hence becomes
The charge is then carried by the moving belt up to the
where it iscollected.
A large amount of
is built up on the dome
charges are usually produced on the dome of the generator
3.What will happen if the charged dome of the Van de Graaff is connected to the earthvia a micrometer? Explain.
There is a
of the pointer of the meter.
This indicates an electric current
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