the National Science Foundation
This is an interactive 3-D simulation of the electric field of two equal and opposite charges. The user moves an observation point around to see how the total field at various points arises from the individual fields of each charge.
This item is part of a larger collection of visualizations developed by the MIT TEAL/Studio Physics Project to support an introductory course in electricity and magnetism. Lecture notes, labs, and presentations are also available as part of the MIT Open Courseware Repository: MIT Open Courseware: Electricity and Magnetism
Please note that this resource requires
Belcher, J. (2008, May 2). MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole. Retrieved December 13, 2013, from http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm
Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole. May 2, 2008. http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm (accessed 13 December 2013).
Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole. 2004. 2 May 2008. National Science Foundation. 13 Dec. 2013 <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm>.
%A John Belcher %T MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole %D May 2, 2008 %U http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm %O application/shockwave
%0 Electronic Source %A Belcher, John %D May 2, 2008 %T MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole %V 2013 %N 13 December 2013 %8 May 2, 2008 %9 application/shockwave %U http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.