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This site from MIT offers simulations of electric and magnetic fields and shows how these fields change as charges, magnets, and current-carrying coils move. Don't miss the Falling Coil Applet.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Induction
- Electromagnetic Radiation
- Electrostatics
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
General Physics
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from April 1, 2006 until April 30, 2006. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
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Keywords: EM field lines, Electrostatics, Faraday, Magnetostatics
Record Creator: Date Metadata Instance was created March 26, 2003 by Karen Bottoms
Record Updated: Jul 17, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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Teaching Electromagnetism Using Advanced Technologies (Editor: John Belcher)
Date: 02/23/2006
Date Description: Teaching Electromagnetism

This remarkable site from MIT shows a sample of the animations that are used to teach electricity and magnetism. You'll see a video of an experiment--for instance, a magnet moving in and out of the coil--and then you'll see an animation of the field lines. Once you can explain what you see in the animation, you'll have a good understanding of the physics.

The animations are quite beautiful, especially those in the "later material" mentioned on the homepage. In "The Falling Ring with Finite Resistance, "the field lines, rendered in light blue against a black background, are stunning, and the amount of detail provided in the animation is remarkable. You'll also enjoy "The Falling Ring of Current."

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Belcher, J. (n.d.). Teaching Electromagnetism Using Advanced Technologies. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/anim.html
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Belcher, John. Teaching Electromagnetism Using Advanced Technologies. http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/anim.html (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Belcher, John. Teaching Electromagnetism Using Advanced Technologies. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/anim.html>.
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