Advanced Exercises Physlet-Based Curriculum

These examples of curricular material appear in Section 7.3 of Physlets. Follow a link on the left to go to the individual Physlet problems found in that section. Below is a brief description of each animation.

Chapter Exercises:

7.3.1A cursor is shown in an x-y graph. The cursor can be dragged around the graph and its path is marked as it is moved.  The data are sent to a DataTable which shows x, y, and the value of the path integral, F.dl.

7.3.2A ball is shown on a rotating Merry-Go-Round with a frictionless surface. The ball starts at the center of the Merry-Go-Round and moves outward at a constant speed. Views from two reference frames are shown.

7.3.3:  Click-drag the dielectric blocks into the capacitor.  Observe how the electric field and the charge on the capacitor and the dielectric change when you move the dielectrics. 
7.3.4Click-drag the dielectric blocks into the capacitor.  Observe how the electric field and the charge on the capacitor and the dielectric change when you move the dielectrics.  7.3.5The simulation on the left represents a positive charge (+q) near an infinite grounded conducting sheet. A second animation is shown  that depicts a similar situation without the conductor present.  7.3.6The simulation on the left represents a positive charge (+q) at the position (x,y)=(d,d) near two infinite grounded conducting sheets. The animation on the right depicts a similar situation without the conductor present. 
7.3.7The simulation on the left represents a positive charge (+q) near two infinite grounded conducting sheets. The animation on the right depicts a similar situation without the conductor present.  7.3.8An object is moving to the right in a straight line with constant speed.  The animation on the left shows what a stationary observer would see. The animation on the right shows what an observer in the spaceship would see.