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Static Electricity


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Charge
Fundamental property of matter. Can be positive, negative, or neutral
Attract
To want to move closer
Repel
To want to move away
Like charge
Charges of the same type (positive or negative)
Coulomb
Unit of measurement for charge
Ion
An atom that is charged (it is not neutral)
Induction
Moving electric charges, through the influence of nearby charges
Earthing
To release extra charges into the earth
Triboelectric effect
Charging an object by rubbing it
Static electricity (Electrostatics)
The study of charges at rest (not moving)
Field
A space
Electric field
Space where an electric force can be felt by a charge
Electric field line
Show the direction and strength of an electric field
Photoconductivity
Property of becoming a conductor when light is shining on the object.
Law of Electrostatics
Like charges repel; unlike charges attract