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written by Kyle Forinash
This web page contains a simulation on a particle moving between two plates of a capacitor.  Students can set the particle's initial position and velocity, and then view its path. Questions on the page ask the student to determine the relationship between the path the particle takes and the force acting on it from the electric field.

This page is part of a collection of Java applets with tutorial questions developed for introductory physics courses.  See Related Materials on this page for a closely related simulation  on charge distribution in a capacitor.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
= Capacitors
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2001 Kyle Forinash
Keywords:
capacitor, electric fields, equipotential, simulation, test charge
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Metadata instance created July 10, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
January 25, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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November 13, 2006
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K. Forinash, (2001), WWW Document, (http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroI.html).
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K. Forinash, Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation I - Moving Particle in a Capacitor, (2001), <http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroI.html>.
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Forinash, K. (2006, November 13). Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation I - Moving Particle in a Capacitor. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroI.html
Chicago Format
Forinash, Kyle. Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation I - Moving Particle in a Capacitor. November 13, 2006. http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroI.html (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Forinash, Kyle. Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation I - Moving Particle in a Capacitor. 2001. 13 Nov. 2006. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroI.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kyle Forinash", Title = {Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation I - Moving Particle in a Capacitor}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {28 November 2014}, Month = {November 13, 2006}, Year = {2001} }
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Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation I - Moving Particle in a Capacitor:

Covers the Same Topic As Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation H - Test Charge in a Capacitor

In this closely related Java physlet, a test charge is displayed in a simulated parallel plate capacitor.  The charge shows a vector with the net force acting on it.  Students can move the charge around to view the direction of the force relative to the electric field and the equipotential lines.

relation by Caroline Hall
Is Part Of Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Main Page

This is a link to the author's full index of applets on the topic of electrostatics.  Topics include electric fields and forces, field lines, and equipotential lines.

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