Occasionally, people create objects without using a manufacturers instructions or data. These creations are known as by-hand objects. By-hand objects can be directly related to, for example, decorations or creations made by children.
They are not meant as a source of power and/or storage, and therefore the basic data for creating them is not available to you as an engineer.
However, there are some ways to get the data if you know how! This is called reverse engineering the object’s design and manufacturing process. It is something that engineering students do when designing new products but also anyone who enjoys making things in any way format or style.
Reverse engineering can be scary or interesting, it depends on what data is presented.
Objects are the same charge
Charged objects can attract each other by being in close proximity to one another. This electric force is what keeps things aligned and running smoothly.
When two objects are similar in size, shape, and charge, they can easily align with their positive and negative sides touching. This causes a flow of energy between them that runs smoothly.
This happens more often than you think! For example, if one object is filled with money and the other is filled with jewelry, someone who wants money will buy the money-filled object because it looks good.
Furthermore, people who want jewelry may come up with an internet site or store where they sell it to you. This way, you can find someone who wants it and you can have it! It is rare that people know this phenomenon for its effect on the electricity between objects.
Objects are different charges
There are two kinds of matter in the universe: charge-bearing and charge-free. Even though they are different things, charges can be transferred between one object and another.
Electricity is a way to transfer charges. The forces that move electric charges are called electric forces.
These include the gravitational force, which holds things in place, and the magnetic force, which generates electricity!
Like all forces, electric forces are special- they don’t flow evenly around an object like water would a vessel. Instead, they act differently on different objects.
For example, a metal wall charges an electronic device such as a smartphone or computer monitor whereas a soft surface such as carpet or sofa does not.
The force is very weak
When two pieces of metal contact each other, it can cause electricity to flow between them. This is mostly due to the right and left charges in atoms.
When two objects are very thin, such as a piece of paper or metal, there is not much force acting between them. This is because there is not much charge on one piece to influence a movement on the other.
This doesn’t mean that these objects don’t communicate though.
We would have to calculate the force using math
If you wanted to test the electric force between two objects, you would have to use a device called aForce. This device allows you to measure and calculate forces.
Unfortunately, this is not available as a app for iPhone and Android so we have to rely on other means of testing the force. There are several ways to determine if an object is electric charged. One way is to use a handheld device known as an electricity meter.
A powerful way to test the electric force between two objects is using static electricity. When one object becomes charged by static electricity, the charge travels inwards towards the other object. This occurs when your finger touches another finger understatic-charged fingers together.
You can also use paper and place them understatic-charged. Another way to test the electrical charge of objects is by placing them in close proximity and determining whether they charge or discharges respectively.
The force is not consistent between objects
Many people believe that because a paper clip is an ordinary object, it must have a constant and consistent force acting on it. However, this is not the case.
Some clothes pins have a slightly thinner force against the wall than other clothes pins. Because of this, the paper clip can be put in and out of a package with a slightly different force than another paper clip.
This is what makes it so hard to put things away correctly! Because of this, you may end up with two packages of clothes under the bed or two shelves next to your bed.
We are not able to sense the force with our skin
Despite all of our science-y studies, we still don’t know exactly how we sense things. Some people say that when they are very close to something, a tiny bit of energy is transferred between them, but how they determine this exact energy balance is unknown.
This tiny bit of energy might be something as simple as the scent of a towel or bookshelfording style furniture. Since we can’t directly experience the electric force between objects, we rely on other clues to know what has happened to an object.
For example, if an object falls, then it must have been weighed down by an electric charge. If it sits untouched for a while, then it must have been left charged. These charges can be felt by someone if they are really close to it.
These charges create signs that are visible to us, like when you see a small amount of electricity on an electrical wire when you touch it. Other signs may be audible or visible-you might hear or see a faint rattle before and after an event happens.
Electrons surround us at all times, so we are used to them and do not notice them anymore
When you look at anything, from your eyes, it seems like it is very large. But, in reality, it is very small. When you think of an electric force between two objects, you probably do not think of how small it is.
It is like the energy that binds them together is so powerful that we do not notice it anymore until we want it to be stronger. It must be very powerful to last for thousands of years!
We are only aware of the energy that we need to act on when something needs to be changed or moved. The rest of the time, we are too relaxed with what it is because we know there will always be another object or person to interact with.
We cannot see or detect the presence of electrons with our eyes or devices
However, there are ways to study the invisible world around us and the interactions between objects. The way that we see the world is by using the physical laws of light and physics.
For example, we can measure how strong electromagnetic waves are with devices like televisions or monitors. We can determine how thick a magnetic field is with devices like remote controls or computer monitors.
We even know what color light is because of this! There are many ways to study the universe around us, including things that we cannot see, but that affect our everyday lives.