Learning Exercise

Electric Field Web Assignment No. 2

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.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics
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An applet that provides visual representations of the electric field and potential field of a charge distribution... see more

Exercise

See
http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField002.htm

Requirements

Qualitative summation of vectors, Coulomb's law.

Topics

Electric field, Coulomb's law, charge distribution, vector addition, vector algebra.

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.