This applet shows the equipotential lines and the electric field lines for a single positive or negative charge, two equal positive or negative charges, two unequal like or unlike charges, and unequal unlike charges. The user can adjust the position of all the charges, as well as toggle between the display of electric field lines, electric field vectors, equipotential lines, and combinations of these. The effect on a test charge can also be observed.
This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
Please note that this resource requires
Java Applet Plug-in.
%0 Electronic Source %A Schneider, Scott %D March 15, 2006 %T LTU Physlet: Presenting .. Your Equipotentials! %V 2016 %N 13 February 2016 %8 March 15, 2006 %9 application/java %U http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/equipotentials.shtml
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