The Point Charge Electric Potential model shows the electric potential produced by N point charges. Charges can be arranged in a ring, a line, or in parallel lines and the charge Q can alternate in sign. Custom configurations can be created by dragging particles or by entering xy and Q values into a data table. Blue (red) indicates a region of negative (positive) electric potential. The value of this potential V(x,y) is displayed in a textbox near the bottom of the view when the mouse is pressed.
The Point Charge Electric Potential model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double click the ejs_em_PointChargeElectricPotential.jar file to run the program if Java is installed.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Point Charge Electric Potential Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Point Charge Electric Potential Model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS. download 10kb .zip
Last Modified: September 5, 2011
Christian, W. (2011). Point Charge Electric Potential Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved October 24, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11443&DocID=2406
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added text array Q1, Q2, Q3 Q4 etc. added visualization colormode range from 0 to 9 redesign the control panel to at the bottom table of the right made surface appear together with the charges for self manipulation to get 3D superposed view