Demo Number 163
Location Shelf 31
Description This machine provides high voltage electric charges for a variety of electrostatic experiments.
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  • You can find the theory of operation and some experiments description in the Instructional Manual located with the Wimshurst Static Machine.
  • Possible use: You can use the electrostatic balls with this machine to demonstrate electrostatic attraction and repulsion (instead of Van de Graaff Generator) – when two conducting balls suspended from the two arms of the machine, they are oppositely charged and attract each other; when the same two balls suspended from a single arm of the machine, they will repeal each other.

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This Demo is Part of the following Categories: 5A50 Electrostatic Machines, 5 Electricity & Magnetism