This applet shows two fixed charges and the motion of a test charge with a displayed net force vector. The user is able to set the magnitude, position, and sign of the fixed charges. A graph of either the electric field, the electric potential, or both is also displayed. Standard controls allow the user to start, pause, restart from pause, step, and reset the animation. A brief explanation is provided.
This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
%0 Electronic Source %A Schneider, Scott %D March 15, 2006 %T LTU Physlet: Two Charges Walked onto an Axis %V 2015 %N 30 July 2015 %8 March 15, 2006 %9 application/java %U http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex2_two.shtml
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