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written by Kyle Forinash
This web page contains a simulation on lines of charge, as in a parallel plate capacitor.  The electric field lines and equipotential lines are displayed, and the student can move a test charge to observe the magnitude and direction of the force acting on it.

This page is part of a larger collection of Java applets with tutorial questions developed for students of introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Capacitance
= Capacitors
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Electrostatic Potential and Potential Energy
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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Keywords:
capacitor, electric field, electric potential, equipotential lines, simulation, uniform electric field
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Metadata instance created July 10, 2008 by Christopher Allen
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August 18, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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November 29, 2006
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K. Forinash, (2001), WWW Document, (https://kforinas.pages.iu.edu/physlets/electrostatics/electroH.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Forinash, Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation H - Test Charge in a Capacitor (2001), <https://kforinas.pages.iu.edu/physlets/electrostatics/electroH.html>.
APA Format
Forinash, K. (2006, November 29). Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation H - Test Charge in a Capacitor. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://kforinas.pages.iu.edu/physlets/electrostatics/electroH.html
Chicago Format
Forinash, Kyle. Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation H - Test Charge in a Capacitor. November 29, 2006. https://kforinas.pages.iu.edu/physlets/electrostatics/electroH.html (accessed 28 May 2024).
MLA Format
Forinash, Kyle. Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation H - Test Charge in a Capacitor. 2001. 29 Nov. 2006. 28 May 2024 <https://kforinas.pages.iu.edu/physlets/electrostatics/electroH.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kyle Forinash", Title = {Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation H - Test Charge in a Capacitor}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {28 May 2024}, Month = {November 29, 2006}, Year = {2001} }
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Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation H - Test Charge in a Capacitor:

Covers the Same Topic As Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Simulation I - Moving Particle in a Capacitor

This closely related Java physlet by the same author simulates a moving particle in a capacitor whose initial position and velocity can be controlled by the user.  It was designed to promote understanding of the relationship between the path the particle takes and the force acting on it from the electric field.

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Is Part Of Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Electrostatics Main Page

This is a link to the author's full index of applets on the topic of electrostatics.  Topics include electric fields and forces, field lines, and equipotential lines.

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