This interactive simulation allows students to explore the concept of electric field in a 2-dimensional situation. Users can place one to five charged particles on the field and move a test charge around the plane. A grid of field vectors can also be activated to show the direction of the electric field produced by each point charge.
Also included is a set of activities and a worksheet to accompany the simulation. This resource may be viewed online or freely downloaded as an xml or jar file.
This applet was created with EJS, Easy Java Simulations, a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations.
SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the full index of Andrew Duffy's EJS simulations.
Point Charge Electric Field and Potential 2D Source Code
Source Code for the Point Charge Electric Field and Potential 2D model. The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the model. Unzip this… more... download 5kb .zip
Last Modified: June 20, 2010
Duffy, A. (n.d.). Point Charge Electric Field and Potential 2D Model [Computer software]. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9412&DocID=1572
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