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! Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) introduced the idea of positive and negative charge (amber or plastic is negative). ! Franklin also proposed that electric charge is conserved. ! For example,when a plastic rod is charged by rubbing it with a fur, charge is neither created nor destroyed , but instead electrons are transferred to the rod leaving a net positive charge on the fur.
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Unformatted text preview: ! Law of charge conservation • The total charge of an isolated system is strictly conserved. ! This law adds to our list of conservation laws: conservation of energy, conservation of momentum, and conservation of angular momentum 16 Charge Conservation Thursday, August 26, 2010...
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