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Learning Exercise: Electric Field Web Assignment No. 3

Title:
Electric Field Web Assignment No. 3
Material:
Description:
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.

Info

Submitted by:
John Walkup
Date Last Modified:
June 05, 2001

Exercise

See
http://www.nhn.ou.edu/~walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField003.htm

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School

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.