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This applet allows users to see how the equation form of Ohm's law relates to a simple circuit. They can adjust the voltage and resistance, and see the current change according to Ohm's law. The sizes of the symbols in the equation change to match the circuit diagram. Teaching ideas and activities are included. The direct link to the simulation is given as a mirror URL.  

This item also includes samples of learning goals and user-submitted ideas for instructional use.  It has been designed using principles from physics education research and refined based on student interviews.

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Ohm's Law
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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Mirror:
https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/oh…
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Free access
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© 2007 University of Colorado, Physics Education Technology
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Keywords:
Ohm's law, circuits , current, electricity , resistance, voltage
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created November 16, 2007 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
August 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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November 16, 2007
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AIP Format
(Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ohms-law).
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PhET Simulation: Ohm's Law, (Physics Education Technology Project, Boulder, 2007), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ohms-law>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Ohm's Law. (2007, November 16). Retrieved December 16, 2017, from Physics Education Technology Project: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ohms-law
Chicago Format
Physics Education Technology Project. PhET Simulation: Ohm's Law. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, November 16, 2007. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ohms-law (accessed 16 December 2017).
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PhET Simulation: Ohm's Law. Boulder: Physics Education Technology Project, 2007. 16 Nov. 2007. 16 Dec. 2017 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ohms-law>.
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