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The Electric Whirl in the 19th and 21st Centuries
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Disciplines
Abstract
The electric whirl or electric fly in Fig. 1 is one of the many electrostatic demonstrations from the 19th century that continue to amuse and delight students today.1 It also introduces them to some good physics.
Citation Information
“The Electric Whirl in the 19th and 21st Centuries” (with John Daffron), The Physics Teacher, 50, 536 (2012)