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This animation shows two fixed charges and the motion of a test charge.  The magnitude, position, and sign of the charges can be changed as well as the start, pause, restart from pause, step, and reset the animation. A graph of either the electric field, the electric potential, or both is also displayed. A brief explanation is provided.

This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
- Electrostatics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
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© 1998 Scott Schneider
Tutorials available for download.
Keywords:
Coulomb's Law, electric charge, electrostatics, interactive animation, interactive animation
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Metadata instance created September 30, 2006 by jason evans
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February 9, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
S. Schneider, (1998), WWW Document, (http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex2_two.shtml).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Schneider, LTU Physlet: Two Charges Walked onto an Axis, (1998), <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex2_two.shtml>.
APA Format
Schneider, S. (2006, March 15). LTU Physlet: Two Charges Walked onto an Axis. Retrieved October 26, 2014, from http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex2_two.shtml
Chicago Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Two Charges Walked onto an Axis. March 15, 2006. http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex2_two.shtml (accessed 26 October 2014).
MLA Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Two Charges Walked onto an Axis. 1998. 15 Mar. 2006. 26 Oct. 2014 <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/eforcex2_two.shtml>.
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@misc{ Author = "Scott Schneider", Title = {LTU Physlet: Two Charges Walked onto an Axis}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {26 October 2014}, Month = {March 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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