AP Physics 1

Electric Field

Electric Field

Value of the left charge
-10 C +10 C
5
Value of the right charge
-10 C +10 C
-5

The simulation shows the electric field near two charged particles.
If the particle is drawn in red, it has a positive charge.
If the particle is drawn in blue, it has a negative charge.

You should be able to click-and-drag the particles to move them around the screen, and use the sliders to change the charges.

Simulation first posted on 8-3-2015. Written by Andrew Duffy

Last revised 3-2-2016 by Andrew Duffy

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This simulation can be found in the collection at http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/classroom.html.