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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A charged comb often attracts small bits of dry paper that then fly away when they touch the comb. Explain why that occurs.

To determine
Why charged comb attracts bits of paper.

Explanation

Electrostatic induction refers to the phenomena of re-distribution of charge in an object due to its interaction with other charges. When the charged comb is brought near the bits of paper, the charges on it create a polarization on the bits of paper due to electrostatic induction...

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