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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package Documents

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Coulomb's Law and Electric Field Package 

written by Anne Cox, Wolfgang Christian, and Francisco Esquembre

This resource is a collection of EJS (Easy Java Simulation) models of electrostatics.  Students 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. Also included are instructor's guides and student worksheets to supplement the simulations (See "Documents" for supplementary materials.)

Editor's Note: This package was created for use in middle school and 9th grade physical science, but the models can easily be adapted for high school physics courses. SEE ANNOTATIONS for additional content support on Coulomb's Law and charge interactions.

This item was created with Easy Java Simulations (EJS), a modeling tool that allows users without formal programming experience to generate computer models and simulations. To run the simulation, simply click the Java Archive file below. To modify or customize the model, See Related Materials for detailed instructions on installing and running the EJS Modeling and Authoring Tool.

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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.

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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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