Physics (please check!)

posted by .

A positively charged light metal ball is suspended between two oppositely charged metal plates on an insulating thread as shown below. After being charged once, the plates are disconnected from the battery. Describe the behavior of the ball.

Would the ball remain in the center?

  • Physics (please check!) -

    The plates are still charged.
    You did not say that the plates were connected to each other so that the charges went away.
    The positively charged ball will be attracted to the negatively charged plate.

  • Physics (please check!) -

    I think the ball will rebound back and forth, carrying charge from one plate to the other, until the plates are discharged.
    It starts like this: the + ball moves to the -plate, touches it, and becomes negative, whence it is repelled toward the + plate, touches it, discharges, becomes postive again, and moves back to the negative plate, and so on.

  • Physics (please check!) -

    Wouldn't it be like charging a battery and the plates remain charged?

  • Physics (please check!) -

    I have the same exact question as BAdams did in 2008! I was wondering if anyone could explain this in further detail.

    A positively charged light metal ball is suspended between two oppositely charged metal plates on an insulating thread as shown below. After being charged once, the plates are disconnected from the battery. Describe the behavior of the ball.

    Thank you so much!

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    7. Two metal spheres are suspended from insulating threads. A negatively charged rod is brought near these spheres. One sphere is pushed away from the rod and the other is attracted toward it. Describe the behavior of the spheres. …
  2. Physics

    Two point charges, Q1 = -7.0 and Q2 = 2.0 are located between two oppositely charged parallel plates, as shown in the figure . The two charges are separated by a distance of x = 0.33m . Assume that the electric field produced by the …
  3. physics

    a positively charged light metal ball is suspended between two oppositely charged metal plates on an insulating thread. after being charged once. the plates are disconnected from the battery. describe the behavior of the ball. (the …
  4. Physics (Pre-AP)

    I have the same exact question as BAdams did in 2008! I was wondering if anyone could explain this in further detail. A positively charged light metal ball is suspended between two oppositely charged metal plates on an insulating thread …
  5. Science. 11th Grade Pre-AP Physics

    A positively charged light metal ball is suspended between two oppositely charged metal plates on an insulating thread as shown below. After being charged once, the plates are disconnected from the battery. Describe the behavior of …
  6. [+] (+) [-] PHYSICS PRE-AP 11th GRADE

    A positively charged light metal ball is suspended between two oppositely charged metal plates on an insulating thread as shown below. After being charged once, the plates are disconnected from the battery. Describe the behavior of …
  7. physics- still confused.

    A positively charged light metal ball is suspended between two oppositely charged metal plates on an insulating thread as shown below. After being charged once, the plates are disconnected from the battery. Describe the behavior of …
  8. physics

    An electron enters the region of a uniform electric field between two oppositely charged parallel plates as shown, with an initial velocity of 3 x 106 m/s. The electric field between the plates is measured to be E = 200N/C. The horizontal …
  9. physics

    two charged plates are 2mm apart. An electron escapes from the negatively charged plate and reaches the positively charged plate in 1.2*10^-8 seconds. Find the electric field between the plates?
  10. physics

    two charged plates are 2mm apart. An electron escapes from the negatively charged plate and reaches the positively charged plate in 1.2*10^-8 seconds. Find the electric field between the plates?

More Similar Questions