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written by John Belcher
designer: Michael Danziger
This is an interactive 3-D simulation of the electric field of two equal and opposite charges. The user moves an observation point around to see how the total field at various points arises from the individual fields of each charge.

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. Lecture notes, labs, and presentations are also available as part of the MIT Open Courseware Repository:
MIT Open Courseware: Electricity and Magnetism

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= Multimedia
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
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- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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Keywords:
3D simulation, Coulomb, dipole, electric dipole, field lines, simulation
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J. Belcher, (2004), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm).
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J. Belcher, MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole, (2004), <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm>.
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Belcher, J. (2008, May 2). MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm
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Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole. May 2, 2008. http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole. 2004. 2 May 2008. National Science Foundation. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/8.02t/www/802TEAL3D/visualizations/electrostatics/DipoleField3d/dipoleField.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "John Belcher", Title = {MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 October 2014}, Month = {May 2, 2008}, Year = {2004} }
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MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Electric Field of a Dipole:

Covers the Same Topic As MIT Physics 8.02: Electrostatics - Creation of an Electric Dipole

A very simple animation designed to show how a classic electric dipole field pattern emerges when two opposite charges of equal magnitude are separated.

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