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Homework Help: Friction and Charge (Physics Pre-AP 11th Grade)

Posted by Angela on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 2:45pm.

When a fuel truck is moving, the friction between the truck tires and the road causes charge to build up. This is an example of charging by conduction.

a. Explain why the build up of charge is a hazard.

b. What can be done to prevent the hazard that would otherwise be produced from the build up of charge?

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