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written by Kyle Forinash
This web page contains a simulation on electric fields and electric potential in a system with multiple charges.  Students can drag the charges to see how the fields and potential lines change, and can double-click to create new equipotential lines.  This activity is designed to promote understanding of the relationship between equipotential lines and the direction of the electric field.

This page is part of a larger collection of Java applets with tutorial questions developed for introductory physics courses.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- application/java
- text/html
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Keywords:
electric field vectors, electric fields, electric potential, equipotential lines, simulation, vectors
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January 25, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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K. Forinash, (2001), WWW Document, (http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroE.html).
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K. Forinash, Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation E - Electric Field and Potential Lines (2001), <http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroE.html>.
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Forinash, K. (2006, November 19). Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation E - Electric Field and Potential Lines. Retrieved August 22, 2014, from http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroE.html
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Forinash, Kyle. Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation E - Electric Field and Potential Lines. November 19, 2006. http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroE.html (accessed 22 August 2014).
MLA Format
Forinash, Kyle. Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation E - Electric Field and Potential Lines. 2001. 19 Nov. 2006. 22 Aug. 2014 <http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/electrostatics/electroE.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kyle Forinash", Title = {Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation E - Electric Field and Potential Lines}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 August 2014}, Month = {November 19, 2006}, Year = {2001} }
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Is Part Of Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Main Page

This is a link to the author's full index of applets on the topic of electrostatics.  Topics include electric fields and forces, field lines, and equipotential lines.

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