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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This interactive homework problem shows a particle beam made up of many protons each with a kinetic energy of 3.25×10-15J. Using information given in the problem, the user is asked to find the magnitude of a uniform electric field that will stop these protons at a distance of 2 m.  The problem is accompanied by a Socratic-dialog "help" sequence designed to encourage critical thinking as users do a guided conceptual analysis before attempting the mathematics.  Immediate feedback for both correct and incorrect responses is provided through each step of the problem-solving.  
This item is part of a larger collection of interactive problems developed by the Illinois Physics Education Research Group.
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Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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Keywords:
electric field, homework problem, interactive problem, particle beam, problem, uniform electric field
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2002), WWW Document, (http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys102/ie/01/p4).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Particle Beam, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2002), <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys102/ie/01/p4>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Particle Beam. Retrieved November 24, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys102/ie/01/p4
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Particle Beam. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys102/ie/01/p4 (accessed 24 November 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Particle Beam. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2002. 16 June 2006. 24 Nov. 2014 <http://research.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys102/ie/01/p4>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Particle Beam}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {24 November 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2002} }
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Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Particle Beam:

Is Part Of Illinois PER: Interactive Examples

This is a link to the full collection of interactive homework problems by the same author.  Complete problem sets are available for both algebra-based and calculus-based courses in introductory physics.

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