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ERIC Number: EJ1001303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Bipolar Transistors Can Detect Charge in Electrostatic Experiments
Dvorak, L.
Physics Education, v47 n4 p434-438 Jul 2012
A simple charge indicator with bipolar transistors is described that can be used in various electrostatic experiments. Its behaviour enables us to elucidate links between 'static electricity' and electric currents. In addition it allows us to relate the sign of static charges to the sign of the terminals of an ordinary battery. (Contains 7 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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