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Learning Exercise

Material: Electric Field and Potential Applet
Submitted by: John Walkup on Jun 05, 2001
Date Last Modified: Jun 05, 2001
Title: Electric Field Web Assignment No. 2
Description: Web assignment based on an applet by Physics 1. User is given three point charges and asked about the electric field strengths and directions at various locations around the charges.
Time Required Under an hour
Topics: Electric field, Coulomb's law, charge distribution, vector addition, vector algebra.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics
Prerequisites Skills: Qualitative summation of vectors, Coulomb's law.
Learning Objectives: To understand how the the strength of an electric field varies around various point charges. Also, to practice the ability to sum vectors and to understand how the strength of an electric field is represented by a field plot.
Text of Learning Exercise: See
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