Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 17:03:00 GMT
Author: "Edward Sabol"
Subject: Re: Oops!
sorry everyone stands on one (milkcrate)
>From: "Steele, David"
>Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 10:39:28 -0600
>Dear tap-l List Members:
>Apologies for inadvertently posting a private message to the list, and
>thanks for the helpful information you've been posting.
>I also have a question. This morning I tried using a van de Graaff
>generator to charge up a chain of people, but it didn't seem to work. I
>didn't calibrate the length of spark the generator would produce but it
>seemed healthy. However, with four people (including me) holding hands and
>my free hand on the generator's sphere, running the generator for 20 s or
>produced no detectable effect. It is rainy here today, and we were all
>standing on the floor, i.e., not insulated. I expected to feel a tingle as
>the generator charged us, but didn't. Wait longer? Try on a dry day?
>Check the shoes? Any other suggestions?
>David P. Steele
>Physics Instructor, Associated Studies Tel: 306-933-8027
>SIAST Kelsey Campus Fax: 306-933-6490
>PO Box 1520 Email:
>Saskatoon, SK S7K 3R5 Web:
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