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like kind of electricity. The action thus exerted is said to take place by influence or induction.
The phenomenon of electrification by induction may be demonstrated by the following experiment:
This experiment shows that the mere influence which an electric charge exerts upon a conductor placed in its vicinity
is able to produce electrification in that conductor. This method of producing electrification is called electrostatic induction.
As soon as the charged rod is removed the leaves will collapse, indicating that this form of electrification is only a temporary phenomenon which is due simply to the presence of the charged body in the neighborhood.
Nature of the Induced Charge.—This is shown by the experiment illustrated in fig. 17.
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