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This applet shows the motion of a test charge along an x-axis due to two fixed charges, and a graph of the corresponding Coulomb force.  The user can choose between like unequal charges, like equal charges, unlike unequal charges, or unlike equal charges, and the initial position of the test charge can also be adjusted.  The net force vector is also displayed on the test charge.  Standard controls allow the user to start, pause, restart from pause, step, and reset the animation.  A detailed description as well as questions are provided.

This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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© 1998 Scott Schneider
Tutorials available for download.
Keywords:
Coulomb's Law, electric field, interactive animation, simulation, test charge
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Metadata instance created September 30, 2006 by jason evans
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February 9, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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March 15, 2006
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AIP Format
S. Schneider, (1998), WWW Document, (http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex.shtml).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Schneider, LTU Physlet: Electric Force (on a positive test charge) along the X-axis from a set of charges, (1998), <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex.shtml>.
APA Format
Schneider, S. (2006, March 15). LTU Physlet: Electric Force (on a positive test charge) along the X-axis from a set of charges. Retrieved December 18, 2014, from http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex.shtml
Chicago Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Electric Force (on a positive test charge) along the X-axis from a set of charges. March 15, 2006. http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex.shtml (accessed 18 December 2014).
MLA Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Electric Force (on a positive test charge) along the X-axis from a set of charges. 1998. 15 Mar. 2006. 18 Dec. 2014 <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex.shtml>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Schneider", Title = {LTU Physlet: Electric Force (on a positive test charge) along the X-axis from a set of charges}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {18 December 2014}, Month = {March 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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