INTRODUCTION TO
ELECTROSTATICS
What is Electrostatics?


The study of charges at rest.

Origin of Electricity: started with
the observation of the unusu...
Theories on Charges
1. One Fluid Theory by Benjamin Franklin
- suggests that all bodies possess a certain amount
of “elect...
The Atomic Structure: A Review
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Neutron ------ uncharged
Protons ------- positive
charge
Electron ------ negative
c...
Electric Charges


A fundamental property of
some particles which could
either be negative or positive.

COULOMB’s LAW
 ...
Material Types Based on Electrical
Conductivity
Conductor
-a material which has plenty of free (valence) electrons
which r...
Electrostatic Charging
- a process by which an insulator or an insulated
conductor receives a net charge; it involves a ne...
Methods of Electrostatic Charging
1. Charging by Conduction
- charging in which there is actual contact between
the neutra...
The Triboelectric Series – a list that ranks various
materials according to their tendency to gain or lose
electrons.
Most...
Methods of Electrostatic Charging
2. Charging by Induction
- charging that does not involve contact between the
neutral bo...
Methods of Electrostatic Charging
What is Polarization
 The realignment or separation of charges in one
body when another...
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fin
Quantization of Charge
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The SI unit of charge is the Coulomb ( C ).
The charge of one electron is q = -1.6 x 10-19...
BASIC Examples
1. An object is to have a charge of 1.0 C. How many
electrons are involved in the process? Are the
electron...
Ohm’s Law
And the basics of CIRCUITS
The Concept of Potential Difference
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POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE
- the work done or energy needed in moving a unit
electric cha...
EMF vs.Voltage
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Electromotive Force (emf)
- the potential difference between the terminals of a
cell when no curre...
Current and Resistance
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ELECTRIC CURRENT ( I )
- amount of charge passing through any point in a
conductor per unit time...
OHM’s LAW


it states that in an electric circuit; the current (I) passing through a
conductor varies directly as the pot...
Example (Ohm’s Law)

A typical value of the resistance of a person from hand
to hand through the body is 2000 Ω. If a pers...
Simple Circuits
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SERIES CIRCUIT
a simple circuit that contains
more than one piece of
electrical apparatus (or
resi...
Simple Circuits
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PARALLEL CIRCUIT
a simple circuit where two or more pieces of electrical apparatus (or
resistors) ...
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  • INSERT LOADSTONE AND AMBER PICTURE
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  • INSERT PICTURE OF CHARGE; DIAGRAM OF RULE OF CHARGES
  • Try to see if PhET simulation is available
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  • 18 electrostatics

    1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROSTATICS
    2. 2. What is Electrostatics?  The study of charges at rest. Origin of Electricity: started with the observation of the unusual behavior of amber and lodestone.  Lodestone --- a magnetized iron ore  Amber ---- translucent yellowishbrown fossil resin *(amber is “elektron” in Greek, hence the word electricity) 
    3. 3. Theories on Charges 1. One Fluid Theory by Benjamin Franklin - suggests that all bodies possess a certain amount of “electric fluid” needed to keep them uncharged 2. Two Fluid Theory by Charles Du Fay - suggest that all bodies contain equal amounts of 2 kinds of fluids 3. Dielectric Theory by Maxwell and Faraday - considers charges as a form of strain in the hypothetical ether surrounding a body 4. Electron Theory - explains the existence of charges by the structure of an atom
    4. 4. The Atomic Structure: A Review    Neutron ------ uncharged Protons ------- positive charge Electron ------ negative charge * An atom is uncharged or neutral if it has equal number of protons and electrons. * An atom becomes negatively charged (ANION) if it gains additional electrons (more electrons than protons), * An atom becomes positively charged (CATION) if it loses electrons (more protons than electrons).
    5. 5. Electric Charges  A fundamental property of some particles which could either be negative or positive. COULOMB’s LAW  Rule of Charges   LIKE CHARGES REPEL UNLIKE CHARGES ATTRACT
    6. 6. Material Types Based on Electrical Conductivity Conductor -a material which has plenty of free (valence) electrons which readily allow charges to flow Insulator - a material that resists the flow of charges Semiconductor - an intermediate group of materials between conductors and insulators which can act either as an insulator or conductor depending on specific orientation and/or conditions Superconductor - a material that offers practically no resistance to the flow of charges below some critical temperatures
    7. 7. Electrostatic Charging - a process by which an insulator or an insulated conductor receives a net charge; it involves a neutral body and a charged (positive or negative) body
    8. 8. Methods of Electrostatic Charging 1. Charging by Conduction - charging in which there is actual contact between the neutral body and the charged body a. charging by friction - done by rubbing a neutral material with cloth or fur, electrons are then transferred making the body charged b. charging by contact - done by placing the neutral body into contact with a charge body; charges will then be conducted into the neutral body
    9. 9. The Triboelectric Series – a list that ranks various materials according to their tendency to gain or lose electrons. Most Positive (+) Steel Air Wood Human Hands, Skin Sealing Wax Rabbit Fur Amber Glass Human Hair Nylon Wool Lead Cat Fur Silk - Rubber Balloon Hard Rubber Nickel Copper Silver Brass Synthetic Rubber Gold, Platinum Aluminum Sulfur Paper Teflon Cotton Most Negative ---
    10. 10. Methods of Electrostatic Charging 2. Charging by Induction - charging that does not involve contact between the neutral body (body to be charge) and the charge body - this is done by placing both bodies close together; polarization then occurs in the neutral body; by grounding the neutral body (touching it with a third body) charges will flow into the neutral body thereby charging it
    11. 11. Methods of Electrostatic Charging What is Polarization  The realignment or separation of charges in one body when another body, that is charged, is placed close to it.
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    13. 13. Quantization of Charge     The SI unit of charge is the Coulomb ( C ). The charge of one electron is q = -1.6 x 10-19 C ; the charge of one proton is q = +1.6 x 10-19 C. . Since a body is charged either by gaining or losing electrons, it follows that the charge of a body must be integral multiples of the charge of one electron (or proton). And the smallest charge of a particle must the be 1.6 x 10-19 C. OPERATIONAL DEFINITION q = n x (1.6 x 10-19 C) where: q is the total charge of n electrons n is the number of electrons
    14. 14. BASIC Examples 1. An object is to have a charge of 1.0 C. How many electrons are involved in the process? Are the electrons removed or given to the object? 2. A comb rubbed on the hair several times acquires a net charge of -0.96 C. Did the comb gain or lose electrons? How many electrons were transferred?
    15. 15. Ohm’s Law And the basics of CIRCUITS
    16. 16. The Concept of Potential Difference  POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE - the work done or energy needed in moving a unit electric charge between two points in an electric field  Sources of Potential Difference 1. electric cells – uses chemical energy 2. generators – uses mechanical energy 3. solar cells (or photovoltaic cells) – uses light energy
    17. 17. EMF vs.Voltage    Electromotive Force (emf) - the potential difference between the terminals of a cell when no current flows Terminal Voltage (or simply voltage, V) or J/C - the potential difference between the terminals of a cell when current flows Since a cell has an internal resistance that requires energy (or potential difference) to overcome, then the terminal voltage is always less than the electromotive force. ( V < emf )
    18. 18. Current and Resistance  ELECTRIC CURRENT ( I ) - amount of charge passing through any point in a conductor per unit time I = q / t unit: C/s or ampere (A); 1C/s = 1A  RESISTANCE ( R ) - the opposition a material offers to the flow of charges through it - the SI unit of resistance is ohm (Ω) or J.s / C2 - named after George Simon Ohm
    19. 19. OHM’s LAW  it states that in an electric circuit; the current (I) passing through a conductor varies directly as the potential difference (V) applied at its ends and inversely as the resistance (R) of the conductor; this maybe applied to the entire circuit or to a particular part of a circuit OPERATIONAL DEFINITION for the whole circuit: IT = VT / RT for a portion of the circuit: I=V/R Units: I --- amperes (A); 1A = 1C/s V – volt (V) R – ohm (Ω)
    20. 20. Example (Ohm’s Law) A typical value of the resistance of a person from hand to hand through the body is 2000 Ω. If a person with this resistance accidentally touches a 220V live wire, what current passes through the person?
    21. 21. Simple Circuits    SERIES CIRCUIT a simple circuit that contains more than one piece of electrical apparatus (or resistors) connected one after the other in a single line in this circuit, the current flows in a single path and is the same in all parts; and the current stops flowing whenever a part of the circuit fails
    22. 22. Simple Circuits    PARALLEL CIRCUIT a simple circuit where two or more pieces of electrical apparatus (or resistors) are connected side by side so that the current is divided between them in this circuit, each apparatus operates independently of the others so even if one piece fails, current still flows through the others
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