Students will learn the inner workings of electrostatics: Why certain objects repulse, why certain objects attract and how to calculate the number of excess electrons or protons in an object.
Learn about how capacitances add in series and parallel by exploring the physics behind a touch-screen device.
Electrostatics is explained in this video by using a number of neat demonstrations to illustrate the concept.
Explore positive and negative charges and their effect on each other.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Electrostatics.
This study guide reviews electrostatics: Coulomb's law, properties of charges, electric field, conductive materials (conductors, insulators, semiconductors, superconductors), and charging by conduction or induction.