Charges and Fields - Electric Field | Electrostatics | Equipotential - PhET Interactive Simulations

Charges and Fields

Charges and Fields simulation

Topics

  • Electric Field
  • Electrostatics
  • Equipotential
  • Electrostatic Potential
  • Electric Charges
  • Voltage

Sample Learning Goals

  • Determine the variables that affect the strength and direction of the electric field for a static arrangement of charges.
  • Investigate the variables that affect the strength of the electrostatic potential (voltage).
  • Explain equipotential lines and compare them to the electric field lines.
  • For an arrangement of static charges, predict the electric field lines. Verify the prediction using vector addition.

System Requirements

HTML5;

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Version 1.0.50