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supported by the National Science Foundation
technical implementer: Andrew McKinney
written by John Belcher
This is a simulation consisting of two fixed charges and one charge that is free to move. The objective of the game is to "steer" the moving charge around a maze by changing the value of the charge in response to the forces acting on it due to the electric field.

This item is part of a larger collection of visualizations developed by the MIT TEAL/Studio Physics Project. Lecture notes, labs, and presentations are also available as part of the MIT Open Courseware Repository.

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Education Practices
- Technology
= Multimedia
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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MIT Open Courseware (OCW): http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm
Keywords:
Coulomb, Java applet, Pauli repulsion, dipole, electric field, electric potential, electrostatics game, electrostatics simulation, equipotential, field lines, grass seeds, point charges
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Metadata instance created April 1, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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November 28, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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July 31, 2008
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J. Belcher, (2004), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/videogame/videogame.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Belcher, MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics Visualizations - The Electrostatic Video Game (2004), <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/videogame/videogame.htm>.
APA Format
Belcher, J. (2008, July 31). MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics Visualizations - The Electrostatic Video Game. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/videogame/videogame.htm
Chicago Format
Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics Visualizations - The Electrostatic Video Game. July 31, 2008. http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/videogame/videogame.htm (accessed 23 August 2014).
MLA Format
Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics Visualizations - The Electrostatic Video Game. 2004. 31 July 2008. National Science Foundation. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/videogame/videogame.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "John Belcher", Title = {MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics Visualizations - The Electrostatic Video Game}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 August 2014}, Month = {July 31, 2008}, Year = {2004} }
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