Simple Model of Charges in a Conductor
Effect of Rubbing a Negatively Charged Ribbon
  • Note that only the excess charges are shown in this case.
  • Note that the charges on the insulating ribbon are essentially motionless. Once transferred to the conducting block, they move randomly throughout the block.
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Authored by Taha Mzoughi,
based on Wolfgang Christian's PhysLets and inspired by http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester2/c01_charging.html. Part of the code was from Andrew Duffy's simulation.