Electrostatics with Conductors

 

Conductors and Equipotentials

Introduction of conductors and their properties, including the relevance of equipotentials.

  • 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2007
    Prof. John Belcher, Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Robert Redwine, Prof. Bruce Knuteson, Prof. Gunther Roland, Prof. Bolek Wyslouch, Dr. Brian Wecht, Prof. Eric Katsavounidis, Prof. Robert Simcoe, Prof. Joseph Formaggio, Andy Neely, Matthew Strafuss, Prof. Eric Hudson, Dr. Sen-Ben Liao

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Conductors as Shields

Hollow conductors and how they allow for shielding of electromagnetic field.

  • 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2007
    Prof. John Belcher, Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Robert Redwine, Prof. Bruce Knuteson, Prof. Gunther Roland, Prof. Bolek Wyslouch, Dr. Brian Wecht, Prof. Eric Katsavounidis, Prof. Robert Simcoe, Prof. Joseph Formaggio, Andy Neely, Matthew Strafuss, Prof. Eric Hudson, Dr. Sen-Ben Liao

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Charges in Conductors

Conductors and insulators defined; e-fields inside conductors; uniqueness theorem and potential inside cavities.

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Conductors

Definition of conductors and their properties; examples of how to determine charge on a conductor and electric field and potential around a conductor.

  • 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2007
    Prof. John Belcher, Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Robert Redwine, Prof. Bruce Knuteson, Prof. Gunther Roland, Prof. Bolek Wyslouch, Dr. Brian Wecht, Prof. Eric Katsavounidis, Prof. Robert Simcoe, Prof. Joseph Formaggio, Andy Neely, Matthew Strafuss, Prof. Eric Hudson, Dr. Sen-Ben Liao

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Force on a Conducting Surface

Determining force on a surface of a conductor; derivation of electrostatic pressure.

  • 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2007
    Prof. John Belcher, Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Robert Redwine, Prof. Bruce Knuteson, Prof. Gunther Roland, Prof. Bolek Wyslouch, Dr. Brian Wecht, Prof. Eric Katsavounidis, Prof. Robert Simcoe, Prof. Joseph Formaggio, Andy Neely, Matthew Strafuss, Prof. Eric Hudson, Dr. Sen-Ben Liao

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Ellipsoid Conductor

Drawing and explaining electric field near ellipsoid conductor.

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Connected Spherical Conductors

Explaining charged object interaction with uncharged conductors and insulators.

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Interactions with Uncharged Objects

Explaining charged object interaction with uncharged conductors and insulators.

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Charging By Induction

Applet demonstrating a method for charging a conductor without ever making direct contact.

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The Charged Metal Slab

Applet simulating the behavior of charges in a charged conducting slab.

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