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designer: Jonathan Barrett, Michael Boonstra, Maija Graham, Graeme Irwin, Hans Laue, Jason Law, Michelle McGrath, Arend Meetsma, Ali Rezaei, Qasim Syed, Andrew Turner, and Jeremiah Van Oosten
published by the University of Calgary
written by David Austin and Brian Martin
Available Languages: English, French
This web page contains a multi-tool simulation depicting the motion of a charged particle in a non-uniform field.  The source charge is movable within the field and students can also control initial velocity, position, and test charge.  With a mouse click, electric field lines and equipotential lines can be displayed.   The Coordinates panel allows users to click at any location in the field to display the x,y coordinates and the electric potential at that point.  This module includes a detailed lesson with related problems/solutions and full instructions for use.  

This item is part of a larger collection of  simulation-based physics modules sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2001 University of Calgary
Keywords:
charged particles, electric field, electric force, electric potential, equipotential lines, field lines
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Metadata instance created May 19, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
March 6, 2011 by Taha Mzoughi
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when Cataloged:
September 6, 2003
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AIP Format
D. Austin and B. Martin, (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/elcrmagn/simulate/potentials_point/applet.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Austin and B. Martin, Modular Approach to Physics: Potential in a Non-Uniform Field (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/elcrmagn/simulate/potentials_point/applet.html>.
APA Format
Austin, D., & Martin, B. (2003, September 6). Modular Approach to Physics: Potential in a Non-Uniform Field. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/elcrmagn/simulate/potentials_point/applet.html
Chicago Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Potential in a Non-Uniform Field. Calgary: University of Calgary, September 6, 2003. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/elcrmagn/simulate/potentials_point/applet.html (accessed 17 April 2014).
MLA Format
Austin, David, and Brian Martin. Modular Approach to Physics: Potential in a Non-Uniform Field. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 6 Sep. 2003. 17 Apr. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/force/elcrmagn/simulate/potentials_point/applet.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Austin and Brian Martin", Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Potential in a Non-Uniform Field}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {17 April 2014}, Month = {September 6, 2003}, Year = {2001} }
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