Learning Exercise

Electric Field Web Assignment No. 4

Although the original applet deals with a freely falling body, this assignment uses the same applet to incorporate the effects of an electric field force as well. The user is presented with the motion of a body and asked questions about the strength of the electric field.
Course: Second semester, introductory physics.

Applet plots the time dependence of a body acted upon only by the force of gravity. Extensive explanatory text included. see more




An understanding of the kinematic equations of motion for constant
acceleration and basic electrostatics.


Projectile motion, ballistic motion, velocity, acceleration, constant acceleration,
gravity, freely falling body.

Learning Objectives

To understand how the force caused by an external electric field effects the motion of a body.