# What was a conductor on the Underground Railroad?

## What was a conductor on the Underground Railroad?

Underground Railroad conductors were free individuals who helped fugitive slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad. Conductors helped runaway slaves by providing them with safe passage to and from stations.

What is charging by conduction?

Charging by conduction is charging by contact where charge is transferred to the object. Charging by induction first involves producing a polarization charge in the object and then connecting a wire to ground to allow some of the charge to leave the object, leaving the object charged.

### How do you charge an induction conductor?

Charging by Induction

1. Bring the charged object close to, but not touching, the conductor. Charge on the conductor shifts in response to the nearby charged object.
2. Connect the conductor to ground.
3. Remove the ground connection.
4. Remove the charged object.

Which spheres are positively charged?

The left sphere ends up with a positive charge (the opposite type of charge as the balloon). The right sphere ends up with a negative charge.

#### What was a common punishment for runaway slaves?

Numerous escaped slaves upon return were to face harsh punishments such as amputation of limbs, whippings, branding, hobbling, and many other horrible acts. Individuals who aided fugitive slaves were charged and punished under this law.

What are the three types of charge?

Methods of Charging An uncharged object can be charged in three different ways as follows: Charging by friction ( triboelectric charging) Charging by conduction. Charging by induction.

## What types of punishments did slaves get?

Slaves were punished for not working fast enough, for being late getting to the fields, for defying authority, for running away, and for a number of other reasons. The punishments took many forms, including whippings, torture, mutilation, imprisonment, and being sold away from the plantation.

How are charges distributed on a conductor?

The distribution of charge is the result of electron movement. Since conductors allow for electrons to be transported from particle to particle, a charged object will always distribute its charge until the overall repulsive forces between excess electrons is minimized.

### What are types of charges?

Types of Electric Charge There are only two types of electric charges present, positive charge, and negative charge. They both have the same amount of charge present on them, but with opposite signs. Positive charges are also known as Protons and the electric field lines come out of the positive charge.

Why charge inside the conductor is zero?

The conductors have a large number of free electrons. These free electrons are responsible for the flow of current. In order to reduce the repulsion between the electron, the electrons move to the surface of the conductor. Therefore, the net charge inside a conductor is zero.