5C10.25 - Attraction of Charged Plates

Attraction of charged plates

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PIRA Classification: 5C10.25

Description: One plate of a parallel plate capacitor rests on a sensitive digital scale. The vertical position of the other plate can be varied (thus changing the separation distance) using a thumb screw. 750, 1500, 3000, or 6000 V can be applied to the capacitor. One can observe the change in force between the plates by varying the voltage or plate separation.

Special Instructions: None

Condition: Good

Setup time: 2 minutes

Safety Issues: None