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Electric force HTML5


This animation illustrates a common classroom demonstration of electrostatic effects. The illustrations include force at a distance, polarization, the effects of electric fields, electric neutrality and the properties of conductors.

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Learning goals

  • To illustrate how to separate electric charges in a neutral conductor.
  • To explain how charges can move in conductors.
  • To visualise electric attraction and repulsion.