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Electrostatics

1. What are the two types of electric charge?
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2. What do two like charges (charges of the same sign) do to each other?
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3. What do two unlike charges (charges of different sign) do to each other?
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4. How do these forces that you named in questions 2 and 3 change when the charges get
closer to each other?
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4. Write down TWO everyday effects of electrostatics.
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(b) ……………………………………………………………………………………………....
5. Give a brief explanation of the Physics of ONE of these.
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6. How are the charges spread over the surface of a round solid?
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7. How are the charges spread over the surface of a solid that is round at one end and
pointed at the other?
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8. How is your answer to number 6 important in the Physics of a lighting conductor?
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9. A metal plate can be charged if it is held by a handle which is an ………………………
10. When two objects are charged by rubbing one against the other …………………….. are
transferred from one object to the other.