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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package Documents

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Main Document

Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package 

written by Anne Cox, Wolfgang Christian, and Francisco Esquembre

The EJS Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package is a collection of models for electrostatics.  You can move charges around and see the force, observe the electric field generated by charge configurations and observe the motion of test particles in electric fields. Users can inspect and modify any simulation in the package if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

The Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_electric_sampler.jar file will launch the package if Java is installed.  Navigate within the package and click on a green triangle to run a particular simulation. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

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Supplemental Documents (14)

Restricted document Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Lesson Plans 
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A zip file of Lesson Plans to accompany the Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Coulomb Force 

Individual jar file of simulation in package.

Published December 7, 2009
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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Coulomb Force Student Worksheet 

Student Worksheet (pdf) for individual simulation in package.

Published December 7, 2009
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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Coulomb Pendulum 

Individual jar file of simulation in package.

Published December 8, 2009
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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Coulomb Pendulum Student Worksheet 

Student Worksheet (pdf) for individual simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Point Charge 

Individual jar file of simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Point Charge Student Worksheet 

Student Worksheet (pdf) for individual simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Electric Multipole Field 

Individual jar file of simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Electric Multipole Field Student Worksheet 

Student Worksheet (pdf) for individual simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Dipole Trajectory 

Individual jar file of simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Dipole Trajectory Student Worksheet 

Student Worksheet (pdf) for individual simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Charge Ring Trajectory 

Individual jar file of simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field: Charge Ring Trajectory Student Worksheet 

Student Worksheet (pdf) for individual simulation in package.

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Multi-Jar Package 

Package with smaller jar files for applet distribution.

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Source Code Documents

Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package Source Code 

Source Code for the Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package program. The source code archive contains an XML representation of the Ejs model. Unzip this archive in your Ejs Workspace to compile and run this model using Ejs.

This material is released under the GNU General Public License Version 3.

Published December 1, 2009
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