Lab 2 - PH 202-L-P1 Experiment 2: Faraday Ice Pail and...

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PH 202-L-P1 Experiment 2: Faraday Ice Pail and Charge Production Abstract
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In the first experiment, we used the Faraday ice pail to determine the nature of charging an object by contact as opposed to charging by induction and the relationship between both methods. We concluded that both methods produced the same electrometer reading. Using that in the second experiment, we examined the relationship between charge, voltage, and capacitance. We concluded that charge and capacitance are directly related, while potential and capacitance were inversely related. Introduction A capacitor is a device that can store electric charge, and consists of two conducting objects usually sheets or plates placed near each other but not touching. A typical capacitor consists of a pair of parallel plates of area A separated by a small distance d. When a voltage is applied to the capacitor, it quickly becomes charged. One plate acquires a negative charge and the other acquires an equal positive charge. In this experiment, the nature of charging an object by contact was compared to charging an object by induction and the theoretical nature of a capacitor was investigated. Data and Analysis Experiment 1 - Procedure A Charging by Before charged object is removed After charged object is removed Induction 8.0 V 0 V Contact 8.5 V 8.5 V Experiment 1 - Procedure B i Magnitude
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course PH 202 taught by Professor Nordlund during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Lab 2 - PH 202-L-P1 Experiment 2: Faraday Ice Pail and...

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