Physics Test Topic List 2008

Physics Test Topic List 2008 - HinkorpreSNC1D Physics...

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Hink or preSNC1D Physics Physics Test Topics **You will be provided with an Electrostatic Series.  A. Static electricity Terminology Definitions of static, electrostatics, ion….  Static:   Is a stationary electric charge built up on an insulating material. Electrostatics: The study of static electric charge Ion: An atom that has become charged by gaining or losing one or more electrons Electrostatic series: A continuum of substances listed in order of increasing tendency to gain  electrons Electric circuit: A controlled path through which electric current passes Electric potential: Is the electrical energy that an electron possesses Similarities and differences (for example: insulators vs. conductors,  Conductor: Is a substance in which electrons can move freely from one atom to another  Insulator: Is a substance in which electrons cannot move freely from atom to atom The electrical nature of matter Relationship to ions- the process of creating an ion (making an atom happy) uses electricity to  reunite the amount of electrons on  the outer orbital  Why negatives move and positives don’t o Protons (positive) are contained in the nucleus of an atom, so they do not move o Neutrons (negative)  surround the nucleus in orbitals, allowing them to move when they  are attracted to other substances   Representative charges and drawings The 3 Laws of Electrostatics 1. Like charges repel one another, and unlike charges attract one another 2. Opposite charges attract 3. Charged objects will attract some neutral objects Generating a charge
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Charging by friction (and the class activity) When two charged objects are touched the object that us higher on the electrostatic series  (meaning has a weaker hole on electrons) will lose its negatively charged electrons to the other  object leaving the object that is lower on the electrostatic series with a negative charge and the  object higher on the electrostatic series with a positive charge.  The greater the distance  between the substances on the series the greater the charge produced. The Electrostatic series and how it is used
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