Learning Exercise

Electric Field Web Assignment No. 3

Web assignment uses an embedded applet by Physics 1. Three point charges are placed in a line, and the user is asked questions about the field strength and direction at various locations around the point charges. List of helpful resources included.
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/ElectricField003.htm

Requirements

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

Learning Objectives

To understand how the electric field varies around point charges, and to practice vector summation. Also to illustrate how the strength of an electric field is represented with a field plot.