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MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics

This web page contains a series of animations and simulations related to Electrostatics. Topics include the fields and... see more

Physics Demo Videos

A collection of over 140 videos of Physics Demonstrations covering a wide variety of topics, from mechanics to atomic.... see more

Physlet Problems: Electrostatics

Physlet problems that relate to electrostatics.

This applet illustrates the propagation of electromagnetic fields from a transmitter to a receiver

Second Semester Simulations

A complete set of simulations for the second semester of a college level physics class.

Shockwave tutorial on magnetism II

A shockwave tutorial on magnetism, concentrating on the magnetic field produced by moving charges. Written at the middle... see more

Vector Fields Simulation

This applet demonstrates various properties of vector fields. You can select from a number of vector fields and see how... see more

Charged Particle Motion in a Uniform... Charged Particle Motion in a Uniform Magentic Field

Applet demonstrates the motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field.

Charged Particle Moving in a Magnetic... Charged Particle Moving in a Magnetic Field

Applet shows a charged particle moving in two magnetic fields. It can be made to cross the boundary between the two... see more

Charging an Electrophorus by... Charging an Electrophorus by Induction Using a Negatively-Charged Object

Animated gif, with extensive discussion.

Inducing a Positive Charge on a... Inducing a Positive Charge on a Sphere

Animated gif depicts the induction process. Includes lengthy discussion.

Physics 111 Self-Graded Quiz No. 4

A self-graded quiz on basic electromagnetim and optics from the second semester of an algebra-based introductory physics... see more

Scott Bonham's Physlet Collection

A collection of Physlet exercises, mostly covering kinematics, forces, and energy.

Cyclotron

Applet demonstrates how a cyclotron works. Extensive explanatory text of basic electromagnetism included.

Lorentz Force

This Java applet demonstrates the Lorentz force, exerted on a current-carrying conductor swing in the magnetic field of a... see more

Charge Motion in a Potential

This applet is designed to allow you to explore charged particle motion in an electrostatic potential. It also... see more

Charged Particle in E/M field... Charged Particle in E/M field (Physics)

Shows the motion of a charged particle in a uniform and constant electric/ magnetic field.

Charged Pendulum in a Capacitor

Applet and tutorial on basic electrostatics of capacitors.

Dielectric Materials

Applet examines the spin-states of a dielectric material. Extensive explanatory text included.

Electric Field Web Assignment No. 4

Web assignment on the electric field using an embedded applet by Angel Franco Garcia. The user is presented with the... see more

Tutorial and applet demonstrating the shielding of electric fields by conductors.

Forces Acting on a Dielectric

Applet and tutorial on the behavior of dielectrics in electric fields and capacitors.

Kelvin-Thomson Atom

Applet and tutorial discusses the basic electrodynamic principles of the Kelvin-Thomson atom.

Linear Acceleration of Charged... Linear Acceleration of Charged Particles

Tutorial and applet illustrating the basic physics principles of forces acting on charged particles, producing linear... see more