Developed by Patrick Kelley - Published January 15, 2020
|Subject Area||Electricity & Magnetism|
Students that complete this exercise will be able to 1. Use computer code to visualize in 3D magnitudes and directions of vector quantities they calculate computationally (Exercises 1-7) 2. Write the pseudocode for calculating the off-axis electric field due to a charge distribution (Exercise 1). 3. Using the pictures of E-field, develop qualitative reasoning skills, such as using the symmetry of the charge distribution to answer questions (exercise 4) 4. Investigate the effect of a ring consisting of both positive and negative charges, something difficult to do analytically (exercises 5-7)
|Time to Complete||90 min|
These exercises are not tied to a specific programming language. Example implementations are provided under the Code tab, but the Exercises can be implemented in whatever platform you wish to use (e.g., Excel, Python, MATLAB, etc.).
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Patrick Kelley, "Visualizing the off-axis electric field due to a ring of electric charges," Published in the PICUP Collection, January 2020, https://doi.org/10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.OffAxisRingofCharges.
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