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Exploring Electric Fields

        

Exploring Electric Fields

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User places charges in window and traces out the electric field lines with the mouse. Available in English and French.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 17, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 22, 2012
Author:
Send email to mbusque@gel.ulaval.ca
Submitter: John Walkup

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  • User Rating: 3 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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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
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for John Walkup
14 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.