Purpose - Discover the relationship between distance of charges objects and force between them. Data - Radius - Distance from balloon to wand Force - Distance the balloon moves from orginal location Graphs Click on link for explanation via Educreations (may take awhile to load) F vs. r (no formula) F vs. 1/r (no formula) F vs. 1/r^2 - (insert formula) Calculations - Take the y = mx + b formula from final graph and re-write to show graph variables and units. Questions 1. Compare the slope from your graph to other groups. Why is there a variation? 2. How does this lab relate to the formula for Coulomb's law? 3. What is k and why is it needed in the formula? 4. What is a coulomb of charge? Conclusion - Standard - Restate purpose, list results (include relationships and mathematical findings), discussion to prove your results and statement of errors (be specific). |

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