Physics 173 Internet
Question of the Week
March 23 - March 27, 1998
There are three questions this week. The first question is a
search question and the last two questions are physics questions.
Each question is worth one point.
Use a major search engine (HotBot ,
Excite, etc.) to find a site
titled the Theatre of Electricity (part of the Museum of Science
site in Boston). Once you find the site, visit the Van de Graaff
generator section where you can read about the world's largest Van
de Graaff generator (you'll find this section if you follow the
exhibits link from the home page of the museum). Do some
on-site reading about the generator and summarize your findings in
a short paragraph.
Use complete sentences to explain why
Julie's (or Lauren's or Young's or Emily's or Katie's or Judy's or
...) hair stands
up when she places her hand on
the Van De Graaf generator.
Determine the electric field intensity
experienced by a
C charge when placed 0.85 meters from a Van de Graaff generator
which possesses 6.8 x
C of charge and stands at a height of 1.60 meters.
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