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My Ambition Ias Essay

...property of attracting light objects like bits of paper. In the 17th century, William Gilbert discovered that, glass, ebonite etc, also exhibit this property, when rubbed with suitable materials. The substances which acquire charges on rubbing are said to be ‘electrified’ or charged. These terms are derived from the Greek word elektron, meaning amber. The electricity produced by friction is called frictional electricity. If the charges in a body do not move, then, the frictional electricity is also known as Static Electricity. 1.1.1 Two kinds of charges (i) If a glass rod is rubbed with a silk cloth, it acquires positive charge while the silk cloth acquires an equal amount of negative charge. (ii) If an ebonite rod is rubbed with fur, it becomes negatively charged, while the fur acquires equal amount of positive charge. This classification of positive and negative charges were termed by American scientist, Benjamin Franklin. Thus, charging a rod by rubbing does not create electricity, but simply transfers or redistributes the charges in a material. 1 1.1.2 Like charges repel and unlike charges attract each other – experimental verification. A charged glass rod is suspended by a silk thread, such that it swings horizontally. Now another charged glass rod is brought near the end of the suspended glass rod. It is found that the ends of the two rods repel each other (Fig 1.1). However, if a charged ebonite rod is brought near the end of the suspended rod,...

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My ambition

I want to become an IAS officer. So, even from now, I am putting my efforts to study well.
Young students have dreams of becoming a doctor, engineer and scientist.
But I have always wanted to become an officer and help the people. I want to become an able and honest administrator.
As you all know, competing for IAS is very difficult. One should have a thorough knowledge of world events and current affairs.
I am prepared to study hard and go through magazines and books to improve my general knowledge.


Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tripunithura.

SANJEEV A. HEGDE, IV C, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tripunithura.

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