You do not need to print this page out. In your notebooks, list the numbered problems and answer the questions next to the appropriate numbers.

 

1.
Define electrostatics in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 1
2.
Define conductor in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 1
3.
Define insulator in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 1
4.
What can a charge do on an insulating material other than not move? (hint) pg 1
5.
Define semiconductor in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 1
6.
Give one example of a semiconductor. (hint) pg 1
7.
Describe two possible ways a material can become negatively charged. (hint) pg 1
8.
What is "the rule" in the charge model? (hint) pg 1
9.
What are the three ways a body can get a net charge? (hint) pg 2
10.
Compare the three methods for charging a body. (hint) pg 2
11.
When you get out the car on a dry winter day you get a shock when you touch the metal on the car's body. What method(s) for charging are responsible for this? How are they responsible? (hint) pg 2
12.
A metal ball with charge of +8 units touches an identical metal ball with a charge of +3 units. How much charge resides on each ball after they have touched? (hint) pg 2
13.
Define polarize in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 2
14.
What was the purpose of Ben Franklin's kite experiment? (hint) pg 3
15.
Define corona discharge in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 3
16.
Define field in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 4
17.
What is the field strength? (hint) pg 4
18.
What is the equations for describing the force felt by a charged particle in an electric field? (hint) pg 4
19.
Define each variable in the previous question and include the S.I. units. (hint) pg 4
20.

What do e-field vectors show? (hint) pg 4

21.
What do vector fields show that e-field lines do not show? (hint) pg 4
22.
Define faraday cage in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 5
23.
Define electroreception in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 5
24.
Why would it be cool to have electroreseptors? In other words, what could do if you had electroreceptors that you cannot to now? (hint) pg 5
25.
Define battery in a complete sentence. (hint) pg 5
26.
What should you do if you are caught in the middle of field, 300 meters from the nearest building, during a lightning storm? (hint) pg 5
27.
What did Milikan's experiment determine? (hint) pg 5
28.
What is a quark? (hint) pg 5
29.
List the names of all the quarks. (hint) pg 5
30.
How is a battery used to create and electric field? (hint) pg 5
31.
What s the formula for kinetic energy as it relates to the charged particle, electric field and the distance between the plates?
32.
Define Voltage.
33.
What does the variable "q" stand for?
34.
What is the difference between the variables "Q" and "q?"
35.

What is the formula for defining the electric field between two plates that are connected to a battery?

36.
What is the variable for defining the work done as a charge moves across two plates connected to a battery?
37.
What is a schematic diagram?
38.
How can you tell which side of a battery on a schematic diagram is positive?
39.
What does an electron Volt measure?
40.
Is an electron Volt bigger or smaller than a Joule?
41.

Two parallel metal plates are connected to a 20 Volt battery. A particle with a net charge of 2 protons enters between the plated with 50 eV's of energy. When the particle makes it across the plates, how much energy will it have?

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