Developed by Aaron Titus  Published July 17, 2016
Subject Area  Electricity & Magnetism 

Level  First Year 
Available Implementation  IPython/Jupyter Notebook 
Learning Objectives 
1. analytically calculate the electric field along the axis of a charged ring. (Exercise 1)
2. numerically compute the electric field due to a charged ring at points on the axis of the ring. (Exercises 23)
3. numerically compute the electric field due to a charged ring at any point in space. (Exercises 4)
4. explain why the computation of electric field at points along the axis of a charged ring does not depend on the number of point particles used to model the ring. (Exercises 3)
5. explain why the accuracy of the computation of electric field at points not on the axis of the ring depends on the number of point particles used to model the ring. (Exercise 4)

Time to Complete  120 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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Aaron Titus, "Electric Field Due to a Uniformly Charged Ring," Published in the PICUP Collection, July 2016, https://doi.org/10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.efieldring.
DOI: 10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.efieldring
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