Electrostatics I

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Topic Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe electrostatic charging of objects by rubbing;
  • Explain the source of electrostatic charges;
  • State the two types of charges;
  • State the basic law of charges;
  • State the unit of charge;
  • Construct a simple leaf electroscope;
  • Explain the charging of a leaf electroscope;
  • Use a charged leaf electroscope to identify conductors, insulators and types of charges.
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Unit Includes

  • 4 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Unit Certificate
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