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Electric & Magnetic Interactions: The Movies

Electric & Magnetic Interactions: The Movies

(From the author) These short 3-D QuickTime movies of electric and magnetic fields in space were created to accompany the textbook Electric & Magnetic Interactions, by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood (1995, John Wiley & Sons, NY; preliminary second edition, 1999). The movies are designed to assist physics students in visualizing fields. They depict spatial configurations of electric and magnetic fields that are frequently discussed in introductory physics courses. These movies received an Honorable Mention in the Seventh Annual Computers in Physics Educational Software Contest.


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John Mallinckrodt
John Mallinckrodt (Faculty)
19 years ago
Very nice 3-D animations and "fly throughs" of the fields associated with some
simple static and dynamic charge configurations.

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Movie sizes are on the order of 1 MB and will take some time to load on a slow