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written by Paul Falstad
This applet simulates the electric field of many charge distributions, including point charges, line charges, dipoles, cylinders, conducting planes and more. The color can be adjusted for field magnitude or potential. Equipotential or field lines are optional. The field strength and number of particles are adjustable. The field can be displayed as a velocity field or a force field. The description is also available in German.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
- Electrostatics
- Upper Undergraduate
- High School
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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Keywords:
Gauss's Law, conductor, dielectric, dipole, electric charge, infinite plane, quadrupole
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 17, 2004 by Melanie Carter
Record Updated:
July 13, 2004 by Bruce Mason
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P. Falstad, , WWW Document, (http://www.falstad.com/vector2de/).
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P. Falstad, 2-D Electrostatic Field Simulation, , <http://www.falstad.com/vector2de/>.
APA Format
Falstad, P. (n.d.). 2-D Electrostatic Field Simulation. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.falstad.com/vector2de/
Chicago Format
Falstad, Paul. 2-D Electrostatic Field Simulation. http://www.falstad.com/vector2de/ (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Falstad, Paul. 2-D Electrostatic Field Simulation. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.falstad.com/vector2de/>.
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