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Wimhurst

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Marie-Joy Cuevas

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Transcript of Wimhurst

The
Wimhurst
Machine

by MJ Cuevas
History
Electrostatic Generator
Belongs to a class of generators called, "Influence Machines"
Invented by James Wimhurst in 1880 to generate high voltages
Operation
Separates electric charges through electrostatic induction (influence)
Imbalance of charges are induced and amplified
Spinning Plastic
Wheels
Small Metal Plates
Double-Ended Brushes
Collecting Combs
Leyden Jars
Adjustable Electrodes
Purpose
1800s:
Used for physics research
1900s:
Used to generate high voltage to power the first-generation Crookes x-ray tubes
2000s:
used in museums and classroom to show the
principles of electrostatics
Principles of Electrostatics
First Law: Like charges repel each other, while unlike charges attract each other
The force between two charges that are static or moving slowly in a medium.
The charge builds potential and will discharge to a more "positive potential"
Electric shock between two people
The principle of rubbing one thing against another transfers charge.
Work Cited

Bossert, François, "Wimshurst machine". Lycée Louis Couffignal, Strasbourg. (English version)

Charrier Jacques "La machine de Wimshurst". Faculté des Sciences de Nantes.

De Queiroz, Antonio Carlos M., "The Wimshurst Electrostatic Machine"

"History of Electrostatic Generators". Hans-Peter Mathematick Technick Algorithmick Linguistick Omnium Gatherum.

Weisstein, Eric W., "Wimshurst Machine".


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