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9 Cards in this Set

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What does Electrostatic mean?
electricity at rest
also involves electric charge, the forces between them and behaviors in materials
Electrical Forces:definition.
what happens to protons and electrons
what happens to electrons and electrons?
arise from particles in atoms
neutralizing charge by getting rid of electron or give electron back

heat it, drop it
donation of electron to object
similarities between static electricity and magnetism
-both forces are derived from electrons
-both follow these principles::opposites attract and like repel
-both involve induction:
-electric induction- causing a temporary charge distribution in a neutral object
-magnectic induction-magnetizing a ferromagnet
differences between static electricity and magnetism
-magnets-North and south pole
-statics have charges (positive and negative)
-magnetism is dervied from spinning electrons
-static's involves the actual transfer of charge (electron)
potential difference
-can produce a flow of charge within a conductor
rate at which energy is transferred
-heat flows through a conductor when a difference exists
-equalization of temperature stops the flow of heat
electrical charge flows when a potential difference exists
-charge flows from high to low potential
-charge flows until a common potential is reacited
-energy moves through wires not electrons
-power companies sell energy