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written by John Belcher
published by the MIT Technology Enabled Active Learning Studio Project
This Java applet was designed to enhance understanding of electric field lines.  By "drawing"  lines from simulated charges on a color-coded field, the learner can explore vector field diagrams and form concepts about strength/direction of field lines.  Sign and ratio of charge can be changed.   This activity is appropriate for introductory and algebra-based physics classes.  It is part of a larger collection of NSF-funded physics animations and simulations for use in the interactive classroom.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
- General
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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Keywords:
EM field lines, Electrostatics, Vector field diagram
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J. Belcher, (MIT Technology Enabled Active Learning Studio Project, Cambridge, 2004), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/java/vecnodyncirc/vecnodyncirc.html).
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J. Belcher, MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Field Diagram and Field Line Applet, (MIT Technology Enabled Active Learning Studio Project, Cambridge, 2004), <http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/java/vecnodyncirc/vecnodyncirc.html>.
APA Format
Belcher, J. (2004, June 30). MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Field Diagram and Field Line Applet. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from MIT Technology Enabled Active Learning Studio Project: http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/java/vecnodyncirc/vecnodyncirc.html
Chicago Format
Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Field Diagram and Field Line Applet. Cambridge: MIT Technology Enabled Active Learning Studio Project, June 30, 2004. http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/java/vecnodyncirc/vecnodyncirc.html (accessed 16 December 2017).
MLA Format
Belcher, John. MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Field Diagram and Field Line Applet. Cambridge: MIT Technology Enabled Active Learning Studio Project, 2004. 30 June 2004. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://web.mit.edu/jbelcher/www/java/vecnodyncirc/vecnodyncirc.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "John Belcher", Title = {MIT Physics 8.02: Vector Field Diagram and Field Line Applet}, Publisher = {MIT Technology Enabled Active Learning Studio Project}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {16 December 2017}, Month = {June 30, 2004}, Year = {2004} }
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