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written by Kevork Spartalian
This Physlet-based simulation features four electrical charges fixed at the corners of a square. Each member of the two charged pairs is identical in sign and magnitude. The user may drag a positive test charge along the vertical line bisecting the square to see the net electric force acting on it.

This simulation is part of a larger collection of Physlet-based illustrations and tutorials developed for introductory physics.
SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for links to three closely related Physlets that also feature four fixed electrical charges in the same configuration.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- application/java
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Keywords:
Coulomb's law, electrostatic force, four charges, test charge
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January 18, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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September 30, 2002
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K. Spartalian, (2002), WWW Document, (http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Electrostatics/FourCharges01.html).
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K. Spartalian, University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges I, (2002), <http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Electrostatics/FourCharges01.html>.
APA Format
Spartalian, K. (2002, September 30). University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges I. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Electrostatics/FourCharges01.html
Chicago Format
Spartalian, Kevork. University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges I. September 30, 2002. http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Electrostatics/FourCharges01.html (accessed 18 December 2017).
MLA Format
Spartalian, Kevork. University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges I. 2002. 30 Sep. 2002. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.uvm.edu/~kspartal/Physlets/Electrostatics/FourCharges01.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kevork Spartalian", Title = {University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges I}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {18 December 2017}, Month = {September 30, 2002}, Year = {2002} }
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University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges I:

Is By The Same Author and Covers a Similar Topic As University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges II

A closely related item featuring the same configuration of four electric charges at the corners of a square. This one simulates the movement of a test charge along a horizontal line bisecting the square.

relation by Caroline Hall
Is By The Same Author and Covers a Similar Topic As University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges III

A closely related item featuring the same configuration of four electric charges at the corners of a square. This one simulates the net electric force of a test charge moving in a circle located in the middle of the square.

relation by Caroline Hall
Is By The Same Author and Covers a Similar Topic As University of Vermont Physlets: Four Unknown Charges IV

A closely related item featuring the same configuration of four electric charges at the corners of a square. This one shows the net electric force and the electrostatic potential energy as a test charge moves along 2 possible paths: A ->B or B-> A.

relation by Caroline Hall

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