Electric Potential Physlet-Based Curriculum

These examples of curricular material appear in Section 9.3. Follow a link on the left to go to the individual Physlet problems found in that section and several bonus problems only available on this CD. Below is a brief description of each animation.

Chapter Problems:

9.3.1: The potential changes from 0V to 1V in the middle of the animation as shown by the equipotential lines.  The particle's velocity is displayed in meters/second. 

9.3.2: The panel on the left displays an electric field plot.  The arrows in the field plot represent the direction and the colors represent the magnitude of the electric field.  

9.3.3:  An equipotential plot is shown above.  The electric potential measured in Volts is shown next to the electron. 
9.3.4: The panel on the left displays an equipotential plot.  The contours represent points at the exact same potential.      

 

Additional Problems:

9.3.ap 1: The panel on the left displays an equipotential plot.  The contours represent points at the exact same potential.   9.3.ap 2: Four charges are shown (one is unknown) given in 10-10C that form what is known as a quadrupole. 
9.3.ap 3: Equipotential lines around a point charge are shown above.   You can measure the potential at any point by dragging the test charge around.