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written by John Walkup
content provider: Wolfgang Christian
This student activity uses a Java applet to show the electric field due to a point charge. The strength of the field can be measured at any coordinate in the x-y plane. The user is asked to calculate the magnitude of the charge, plot the strength of the field as a function of the radial distance from the charge, and compare this to Coulomb's Law  

This is part of a larger collection of applet-based learning activities.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- text/html
- application/java
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© 2003 John Walkup
Keywords:
Coulomb's Law, charge, electric charge, electric field
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Metadata instance created November 14, 2008 by Alea Smith
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March 8, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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October 21, 2007
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AIP Format
J. Walkup, (2003), WWW Document, (http://www.nhn.ou.edu/walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField001.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Walkup, Web Assignments: Electric Field for Point Charges, (2003), <http://www.nhn.ou.edu/walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField001.htm>.
APA Format
Walkup, J. (2007, October 21). Web Assignments: Electric Field for Point Charges. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://www.nhn.ou.edu/walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField001.htm
Chicago Format
Walkup, John. Web Assignments: Electric Field for Point Charges. October 21, 2007. http://www.nhn.ou.edu/walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField001.htm (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
Walkup, John. Web Assignments: Electric Field for Point Charges. 2003. 21 Oct. 2007. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://www.nhn.ou.edu/walkup/demonstrations/WebAssignments/ElectricField001.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "John Walkup", Title = {Web Assignments: Electric Field for Point Charges}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 October 2014}, Month = {October 21, 2007}, Year = {2003} }
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