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Exploring Electric Fields

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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 17, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 22, 2012
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Author: Martin Busque, Michel dion, Daniel Michaud, Michael Sheaff Send email to Martin Busque, Michel dion, Daniel Michaud, Michael Sheaff 
Universite Laval
Submitter : John Walkup

Description:
User places charges in window and traces out the electric field lines with the mouse. Available in English and French.

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for John Walkup
13 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Allowing the user to selectively draw the electric field lines is deceiving, because the density of the lines typically is used to represent the strength of the field. I would like to see the E lines and equipotential lines automatically drawn, with maybe a user-control for the density of each.

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