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Demonstration Manual

Electricity and Magnetism

DEM03 - Electrostatic Point Discharge, Electric Whirl

Objective:

- To illustrate discharge from a point..

Apparatus:


DEM03 - Electrostatic Point Discharge, Electric Whirl

Method:

One lead from the Wimshurst machine is connected to the pivot of the propeller. Another lead is connected to the metal cart. Rapid rotation is caused by reaction forces due to the repulsion of electrons from the points.