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This animation depicts the electric field of a moving negative charge when the speed of the charge is small compared to the speed of light.  It was designed to help students visualize that the direction of the field lines is radially inward for a negative charge. The item may be viewed as a video or in stepped motion.

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.

For lecture notes that accompany this specific animation, click below:
MIT Open Courseware: Coulomb's Law Lecture Notes (pdf)

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Coulomb, animation, charged particle, electric field, electrostatics animation, statics
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J. Belcher, (2004), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/MovingChargeNegElec/movingChargeNegElec.htm).
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J. Belcher, MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Moving Negative Charge (2004), <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/MovingChargeNegElec/movingChargeNegElec.htm>.
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Belcher, J. (2008, May 2). MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Moving Negative Charge. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/MovingChargeNegElec/movingChargeNegElec.htm
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Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Moving Negative Charge. May 2, 2008. http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/MovingChargeNegElec/movingChargeNegElec.htm (accessed 22 July 2014).
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Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Moving Negative Charge. 2004. 2 May 2008. National Science Foundation. 22 July 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/MovingChargeNegElec/movingChargeNegElec.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "John Belcher", Title = {MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Moving Negative Charge}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 July 2014}, Month = {May 2, 2008}, Year = {2004} }
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Accompanies MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Moving Positive Charge

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