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written by Surendranath Reddy
This applet displays the electric field lines of force around one or two charged particle. The charged particle can be positive or negative. The magnitude of charge can be varied and the change in the electric field lines of force can be viewed. This is part of a large collection of physics and math applets by the author Surendrenath Reddy.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
- High School
- Instructional Material
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© 2004 B. Surendranath Reddy
electric field, electric potential field
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: "Static" Electricity
Unit Title: Electric Field

Visualizing electric field lines helps the student reinforce and comprehend the rules behind them. With one click, you can toggle between positive and negative charges, observing how this changes the direction of the field lines. Magnitude of charge can also be adjusted.

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S. Reddy, (2004), WWW Document, (http://surendranath.tripod.com/Applets/Electricity/FieldLines/EFL.html).
S. Reddy, Electric Field Lines (2004), <http://surendranath.tripod.com/Applets/Electricity/FieldLines/EFL.html>.
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Reddy, S. (2004, March 11). Electric Field Lines. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://surendranath.tripod.com/Applets/Electricity/FieldLines/EFL.html
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Reddy, Surendranath. Electric Field Lines. March 11, 2004. http://surendranath.tripod.com/Applets/Electricity/FieldLines/EFL.html (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Reddy, Surendranath. Electric Field Lines. 2004. 11 Mar. 2004. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://surendranath.tripod.com/Applets/Electricity/FieldLines/EFL.html>.
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